Tim Burton’s feature debut finds the young director and actor-writer Paul Reubens laying the foundation for Reubens’s iconic Saturday-morning TV series Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, according to Hoberman “a fully realized private universe” and “a candy-colored world of sexual ambiguity and a realm of total anthropomorphism.” Eccentric manchild Pee-Wee Herman (Reubens) is devastated when his beloved ketchup-red bicycle is stolen, propelling him on a delirious nationwide search that takes him all the way to the Alamo. Much like the TV series it spawned, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure delightfully attains an aesthetic that, per Hoberman, melds “high and low tech, the avant-garde and the vulgar […] racial diversity and frisky gender-bending.”

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