Dickie Roberts - Former Child Star Reviews
March 18, 2009
Silly, stupid, and yet oh so adorably cute. The final song was absolutely hilarious.
February 13, 2010
(First viewing - Late teen years)
September 9, 2011
I saw this with a group of friends, it was fun and had memorable lines but it was still kind of dumb. But I don't care.
May 17, 2014
This is based on memory. When I watched it back then, I kinda liked the movie
May 4, 2014
I don't care if most people hate this movie. I love David Spade and this movie is funny. i can watch it again and again. better than some blockbusters and oscar winners
May 2, 2014
Funny, but nothing really special.
April 19, 2014
The premise is ridiculous, but this ode to former child actors is really a fun film with some pretty entertaining references. The problems lie in the fact that half way through you forget that it's even about former child stars and the issues that come with it because it starts focusing too much on the relationship between Dickie and his new family. It relies too heavily on its saccharine resolutions and doesn't have enough deserved tension beforehand to make it as worthwhile as it should be. Basically, it's too heartwarming too often--don't get me wrong, it might bring smiles to your face, but in hindsight you wish that there was more at steak.
It's also has a lot of plot holes--such as how did the mom know that Dickie used to play Candy Land with his dad? And if the Finney family doesn't have much money then how can they afford to fix the house when the water bed floods and destroys it? It also doesn't clarify Dickie's money situation and doesn't show him hitting the rock bottom that it could have. Not to mention much of the character depth is paper thin or uneven. Much of the film is completely unbelievable and caddywhompus. And David Spade plays the same pervy character that he always plays so much so that you forget that he's not playing himself.
Films like this are enjoyable still because of their novelty. It's an idea that isn't really tapped into, and it does showcase David Spade's talent decently well.
Twizard Rating: 74
January 2, 2014
Once again David Spade starts in a family comedy funny enough to keep you entertained and make you laugh throughout the film
September 25, 2013
A dark and unfunny Hollywood satire.
July 21, 2013
Has a lot of heart but not a lot of laughs. Smiles, not laughs. This could of worked as a sitcom for spade, more so than a ninety minute film. I read that originally this was going to be more dark and now I'm curious to see that version.
October 6, 2011
A hidden gem. Dickie Roberts is schmaltzy and has several flaws, but if you're a Spade fan like I am this is some of his best work.
June 26, 2013
Aside from some choice cameo's from real child stars- this film has nothing going for it
January 31, 2013
David Spade is in a movie where he displays his comedic talent with the great idea of a child star relive the childhood he never had. However, there is a bit too much sentiment.
April 5, 2013
Davis spade withought Chris Farley?
February 11, 2013
I don't know why so many people didn't like this movie, I thought it was hilarious. The fact this got such poor reviews is nucken futts.
December 27, 2012
this movie was really horrible. i dont see why they actually made this movie.
December 23, 2012
For a Happy Madison productions staring David Spade it wasn't terrible. Wasn't a great movie, but it was bearable. Spade was actually somewhat charming (I know, right?)
December 9, 2012
heehee. I love David Spade
December 7, 2012
David Spade embodies Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star with the snide, glib, and bored attitude for which he is loved by his fans.
December 3, 2012
"This is nucking futs" lol