'Meatballs' at 40: An Appreciation of the Good-Bad Movie That Launched Bill Murray's Big-Screen Career

'Meatballs' at 40: An Appreciation of the Good-Bad Movie That Launched Bill Murray's Big-Screen Career
I'm not going to tell you that Meatballs is a great movie. I'm a writer, not a liar. The case to memorialize and celebrate its 40th anniversary — it premiered on June 29, 1979 — is made by cultural not cinematic importance. "Rock Around the Clock" was not a great song, but it did inspire John Lennon and create a template that better songs followed and, most importantly, it did pave the way for The Beatles. It's like that with Meatballs, only instead of riots it's parties and instead of The Beatles it's Bill Murray. Why ...
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