Lent: Part 34

Pee-wee’s Big Holiday (2016) – The phenomenon of Pee-wee Herman is bizarre. How did this ever become such a popular thing? How did it become a children’s show? I don’t mean to say I don’t like Pee-wee Herman, but man is that an inexplicable piece of American culture. Perhaps it is for the best that they didn’t get Tim Burton to make this movie, which is in many ways a rehash of the original Big Adventure; he seems to have lost something in the years since then. Paul Reubens, though, even in his 60s, still conveys the surreal man-child with enthusiasm and energy.

Joe Manganiello is also there, for those who are interested in looking at him in a copy of Pee-wee’s gray suit.

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