The Peanut Butter Solution (1986) - Rotten Tomatoes

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The Peanut Butter Solution (1986)





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Convinced that a recently burned-down structure harbors ghosts, young Matthew Mackay and Siluck Saysanasy decide to investigate the ruins. In true "urban legend" fashion, what Mackay sees inside the structure causes him to go bald on the spot! His distress is mollified when a pair of friendly ghosts whip up a "peanut butter solution" that will ostensibly restore his hair. So hirsute does Mackay become that he is kidnapped by a paint-brush manufacturer.

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as Sergio The Signor
Harry Hill
as Dr. Epstein
Terence Labrosse
as Mr. Gingras
Vicki Lee
as Vicki
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Critic Reviews for The Peanut Butter Solution

All Critics (2)

One of the enduring weirdo kids classics of Canadian cinema, this 1985 film about bullying, body horror and the exploitative nature of the free market is also spry, adventurous and fun.

September 10, 2021 | Full Review…

It sounds cliche but they really don't make'em like this anymore. Weirdness abounds in this trippy Canuck kids film that left a helluva impression on me after a single haphazard viewing.

February 24, 2020 | Rating: 3.3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Peanut Butter Solution

A kid loses his hair from a frightful shock, but some grateful ghosts give him a secret recipe for regrowing it; complications ensure when he doesn't follow the formula exactly. Kids who saw this in the 80s never forget it, since its extremely odd and frightening to children; adults seeing it for the first time may notice that it's not very well acted or directed, but the fairy-tale style story is well done and keeps your interest. Not available on DVD (probably has something to do with a pre-fame Celine Dion's lame contributions to the soundtrack). It was easy to find a very cheap VHS copy on Ebay.

Greg S
Greg S

Super Reviewer

A goofy kids' movie. It feels very Canadian. Movie Central used to play it to death. A boy, his friends, and family get into some silly trouble with Peanut Butter. The youngin's would like it; not I.

Lafe Fredbjornson
Lafe Fredbjornson

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