Yours, Mine and Ours

May 19, 2013

Drama, Comedy, Romance
Directed by Raja Gosnell
Reviewed by McKayla Parkin
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Admiral Frank (Dennis Quaid) and Helen Beardsley (Rene Russo) are high school sweethearts. After high school they went their separate ways and married different people. Later on they find each other on dates at a fancy restaurant, but not with each other. Come to find out both Frank’s wife, and Helen’s husband had died in tragic accidents. After seeing each other’s faces again they realized how they still shared the same love as they had in high school. Helen and Frank have large families and were afraid to say anything about them, for fear it would scare people off. Helen has eight kids and Frank has ten. Later on that night, after finding out they have so many things in common, they got married without their children knowing. The children are devastated because they haven’t had a family with both parents in it sense the accidents. They moved both their families into a lighthouse that Frank planned to have the family fix up together. No one gets along because of the families ways of life being different. Frank is a very neat and organized man whereas Helen is very unorganized, so the children join together to break the happy sweethearts up by using their differences. Will the children get what they are trying to accomplish? Will they be happy if the separation between their parents occurs?

Yours Mine and Ours was originally made in 1968, starring Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda. Before they released it, they were looking into other titles such as The Beardsley Story, Full House and His, Hers, and Theirs. The movie was remade in November 2005 starring Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo. The director shows the struggles big families undertake. They have to overcome several obstacles, living in one home, with children that don’t get along. Throughout the movie the parents and children learn several life lessons. I would recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys some romance and wants to have a good laugh.

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