10 Boomerang Kids Who Clashed With Their Parents
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
They’re called "boomerang kids": Fully grown adults, usually college graduates, who for one reason or another move back in with their parents. Some people who make the boomerang move are doing it for a cause greater than themselves, like caring for an ailing parent or sibling or providing financial assistance for the family that raised them. But let’s not kid ourselves: most of them, in real life and in TV and movies, are forced to shack up with mom and dad to save a few bucks or put their lives back together after some dubious choices. The conflict that arises (and boy, does it ever) makes it easy to see why boomerang kids are a popular fictional staple, and real-life boomerang kids aren’t immune to butting heads with their folks once they’re under the same roof again, either. A couple of the boomerang people on this list are actually worth emulating; the rest, well, not so much.
Chazz Reinhold: Will Ferrell’s performance as Chazz Reinhold in Wedding Crashers is hilarious, no doubt. He’s an overgrown man-child who lives with his elderly mother, watches cartoons, and sleeps his way around town. But he’s also kind of insane — he’s moved past weddings and likes to pick up women at funerals — and is definitely not on great terms with his mom. She shouts at him to clean up his stuff, and he yells right back at her to fetch him some meatloaf. Who wants to be the guy who spends his days in a bathrobe? That’s no way to live. Keep reading HERE.