Sunday Feature-Week 22: Mac & Me (1988)
Title: Mac and Me
Tone: Wonderfully obscure, commercially driven, E.T rip-off extravaganza
Cast- Jade Calegory, Christine Ebersole, Jonathan Ward
What: A boy befriends a mysterious alien creature (hence M.A.C) and tries to reunite him with his family.
- One of the greatest “Oh my god we need to make a movie like E.T” movies of all time, Mac and Me is full of painfully obvious product placements, unnecessary dance numbers, and good old-fashioned bad acting.
- One of the silliest aspects of Mac and Me is the fact that once Mac is introduced it is also understood that he needs Coca-cola to live. Hardcore product placement right there.
- Mac and Me is a perfect film to throw on with a group of friends to point at, mock, and maybe even shed a tear to.
- Mac and Me has recently gained a lot of popularity thanks to Paul Rudd showcasing this clip on Conan O’Brien. Enjoy!