Incredibly, it's been 32 years since Pee-wee's Big Adventure hit the big screens and became an international hit. I guess you could say Pee-wee's "got legs," though his cross-country trek across America in this tele-film has him traveling via various modes of transportation.
Although Big Adventure opened to tepid-to-mixed reviews, I knew, back in '85, that it was a future classic.
The big news is that Pee-wee seems to have found himself a boyfriend in the big, hunky Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike, Magic Mike XXL), playing himself. The scenes of them together are priceless. Pee-wee (Paul Ruebens) looks so puny in comparison to his hulking 6'6" co-star. Manganiello could be the leader of my pack any time!
Ruebens appears almost ageless in this movie that will be released theatrically overseas. Should be a big treat for kids and for gay audiences especially.
The supporting cast is wonderful. Loads of great character performances in this feature, which is smartly designed and produced.
I only wish it didn't have to end. Oh, well, I can always watch it again... and again... and again! Viva el Pee-wee!