Brats

Brats ★★★

Laurel and Hardy indulge their surreal side with this short where they have to spend a night taking care of their kids, who are portrayed by smaller versions of themselves. The special effects used to make this premise convincing are well-done, but also completely freakish and unsettling. The best part is the clever interplay between both pairs of Laurel and Hardy, but the logistics of this premise also limit the comedic possibilities, so a lot of the slapstick hijinks here are just okay.