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Crazy on the Outside (2010)

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Average Rating: 2.5/10
Critic Reviews: 10
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Fresh out of prison and eager to start a new life, ambitious ex-con Tommy (Tim Allen) plots to revive the family business and rekindle the romance with his ex-flame, only to discover that life as a free man can be even tougher than life on the inside. In order to get back on his feet, Tommy moves in with his extended family, including his sister, Viki (Sigourney Weaver), a compulsive liar, and her husband, Ed (J.K. Simmons), a weatherworn cynic. Thanks to Viki, Tommy's grandmother thinks he's

PG-13,

Comedy

Judd Pillot, John Peaslee

Apr 13, 2010

$64.4k

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I just get bored thinking about it.

January 25, 2010 Full Review Source: At the Movies
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Terrible, terrible.

January 25, 2010 Full Review Source: At the Movies
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Allen's forced approach to Judd Pillot and John Peaslee's Screenwriting 101-style script has merely left everyone floating on their own.

January 22, 2010 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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Allen screws up his directing debut with a script that smothers his wit in a blanket of bland.

January 14, 2010 Full Review Source: Rolling Stone
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Tim Allen's directorial debut, a strained comedy drama about an ex-con trying to go straight, isn't nearly crazy enough.

January 14, 2010
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We get charmless hack work from two sitcom writers, a phoned-in ensemble, and for Allen a vanity role that could certainly be called criminal.

January 14, 2010 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
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Winds up as a fairly inspirational comedy, without being truly memorable.

October 13, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
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This vanity project has the feel of an extended sitcom pilot.

January 22, 2010 Full Review Source: Movies.com
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Audience Reviews for Crazy on the Outside

It was ok, wasn't that bad. Tim Allen directed this movie, he should stay only in front of the camera instead of been behind it too.

A recently paroled ex-con who has trouble adjusting to the wacky normalcy of life outside of prison. He has spent the last three years behind bars after getting caught committing a crime and taking the rap for his much more dangerous pal.
November 21, 2010
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Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, J.K. Simmons, Julie Brown, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Ray Liotta, Kelsey Grammer

DIRECTED BY: Tim Allen

It's about a man named Tommy who went away to prison for three yrs. after taking full responsibility for a crime he and his more dangerous partner committed. Now out after his three stint in prison, Tommy is having a tough time with the outside life and trying to hold on to some type of normalcy of his life before prison while also trying to live out the lies his sister keeps telling.
I thought it was funny. I laughed quite a bit. It is an odd comedy. Sigourney Weaver was really funny. I liked her quirky character. Just one of those films that you will want to see for a laugh. Nothing special about it. But worth the rental.. Not theater worthy.
April 6, 2010
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Tim Allen stars as Tommy, a man who has just been released from prison, to find out that his sister (Sigourney Weaver) has told their grandmother that he was in France. His sister also lied about his ex girlfriend (Julie Bowen) dieing in a horrible car accident.

Bowen is now engaged to a television salesman (Kelsey Grammer), but is willing to cheat on him with Tommy on the weekend. While Tommy is looking to paint for a living, like his father, but his successful low life buddy (Ray Liotta) that got him put in jail, is willing to give him a job and won't take no for an answer.

I agree with the critics that called the movie a mess. The plot is all over the place and good actors like J.K Simmons are wasted. However the movie actually kept my attention and Sigourney Weaver was actually pretty funny as the sister that can't tell the truth to save her life. While compared to some of the junk Allen has been in, the movie isn't that bad. Which is probably got Allen interested enough to even direct the movie. I think he'll find a good script again sooner or later, Galaxy Quest was really good for example.
May 17, 2010
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