The movie Uncle Buck is a light-hearted comedy, but it doesn’t always cast the main character, played by John Candy, in a good light. In fact, at some points in the movie, you might even consider him a bit of a buffoon. But really, we all need an Uncle Buck in our lives, whether he’s our brother, brother-in-law, or uncle.
You might ask why…here are three reasons that you need an Uncle Buck:
He’ll Step Up
If you need him, he’s there. Middle of the night. In the movie, Mom Cindy’s dad has a heart attack. The kids still have to go to school, but mom and dad need to get across the country to him as soon as possible. Although it’s a last resort, Dad Bob calls his brother Buck. And wouldn’t you know it? That loyal brother of his jumps into his car and comes over to take care of his nieces and nephew. If you’ve got an Uncle Buck, there’s no question he’d be more than willing to step up too.
He’ll Give Up His Vices
A good uncle understands that there are some things that kids shouldn’t be exposed to. Although Buck is all over the graphic descriptions of bodily functions, in the movie, he draws the line at taking the kids to watch him fix a horse. Your favorite uncle also knows where to draw the line.
Your Daughter Will Be Safe
Uncle Buck remembers what it was like to be a teenage boy, and as a result has a very clear understanding what your daughter might get into. He may act like a big goof, but Uncle Buck can step up and be take care of your teen daughter if the need arises.
And the best part? After being given the chance to prove himself, Buck will want to be more involved with the family…and may actually decide to have kids of his own some day.