"Pee-Wee's Big Adventure"

June 23, 2010

June 25
Indianapolis Museum of Art

OK, I’ll say it. No Tim Burton film has been as wholly satisfying as “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure,” the 1985 comedy that launched his feature film career. It easily could have been just a cinematic cash-in on Paul Reubens’ then-popular (and, now, about to make a Broadway comeback) goofball character. Instead, Burton and company created a unique world where a missing bicycle is an epic tragedy; “I know you are but what am I?” passes for philosophical discourse, and dancing to “Tequila” will get one out of a bar fight. If you need a lift to the IMA this Friday night, maybe Large Marge can give you a ride. Details here.