Look, we didn’t really watch the Brady Bunch when it was on and haven’t really watched it since, but we HAVE seen The Brady Bunch Movie. We’re here to tell you that it’s brilliant. Don’t run away, trust us. It’s not a standard re-do – what they’ve basically done is transport the whole Brady Bunch into the present day (well, 1995), but keep them firmly stuck in the 70s. This leads to a ‘couple of misunderstandings’ let us tell you! What a laugh!
So basically, they’re paying loving tribute to The Brady Bunch but they’re also taking the piss out of it – it’s such a good dynamic and it works perfectly. It is genuinely really really funny, particularly any scene with Jan, the jealous (mental) middle sister – basically Meg before she was in Family Guy. She’s amazing.
Also, Christine Taylor is in it, and she is great.
Here’s a clip to give you an idea of the tone of the film:
It’s on Film4 at 2.45pm.