Fun With Dick and Jane Reviews
Not a bad cast but the storyline and Plot is just silly. I dont think its even a movie worth wasting your time watching!
An update of the 1977 comedy, Dick and Jane are living the good life. That is until Dick (Jim Carrey) loses his job shortly after getting a promotion that convinced his wife Jane (Téa Leoni) to quit her job. The money is gone, and the house ends up in foreclosure. Dick decides to turn to a hilarious life of crime to pay the bills with his lovely wife by his side. Then together they decide it's time to steal back what Former CEO Jack McCallister (Alec Baldwin) had stolen from them.
Fun with Dick and Jane is a competently done, moderately funny film. We've all sat through horrific stinkers and wished to heaven we could have our two hours back, and life is simply too short to watch terrible films, but sometimes you end up watching movies because you're sitting there and you don't want to move, because friends drag you to it, or because you've been unable to find a single other thing on the 500 channels on your satellite setup. Well, let me tell you that if you are forced to see it, you won't have the worst time of your life. Carrey has done oh so much worse things, and the grotesque poop/semen jokes are kept to a bare minimum, while the actual physical comedy and snappy lines work. I've seen better, but more importantly, I've seen far worse.
Starring: Jim Carrey, Tea Leoni, Alec Baldwin.
The film is terribly marketed and it appears like a cheap laughless cash-in, but thankfully it isn't what you would expect, but it isn't high class either.
But having said that, the one thing this film hits well on most of the time is its humour, it's a step up from most hollywood 'comedies' in actually producing some quirky gags (maybe Judd Apatow helped there?) and having Jim Carrey in the leading role is genius, he shines in one of his most over the top, hilarious roles since Ace Ventura (and he works well with Tea Leoni) and with some slightly clever ideas here and there (and the funny reference to corporate scandals just before the credits), that is really where it ends. The plot is as thin as you can get and the film flies too fast through any chance to form the film into a clever satire.
But for Jim Carrey fan's just looking for a laugh, you will be more then satisfied, one of the better hollywood comedies to come out thanks to Jim Carrey's shining role and some quirky gags that hit more then they miss, but any chance of being a great and clever satire is thrown out the window within the first 10 minutes.