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Screwed (2000)

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Critic Consensus: Despite having real comics in the cast, this tedious and painfully unfunny movie desperately needs a screenplay.

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Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, the screenwriting team who penned Ed Wood, The People vs. Larry Flynt, and Man on the Moon, made their debut as directors with this broad comedy. Norm MacDonald stars as a chauffeur who decides to get revenge on his wealthy boss by kidnapping her dog. Produced under the titles Pittsburgh, Ballbusted, and Foolproof, Screwed also stars Danny De Vito, Dave Chappelle, Sherman Helmsley, Elaine Stritch, and Sarah Silverman.

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Cast

Norm Macdonald
as Willard Fillmore
Dave Chappelle
as Rusty P. Hayes
Elaine Stritch
as Miss Crock
Danny DeVito
as Grover Cleaver
Daniel Benzali
as Det. Tom Dewey
Sherman Hemsley
as Chip Oswald
Lochlyn Munro
as Off. Richardsen
Helena Yea
as Aunt Mabel
Damon Thornton
as Tito's Henchman
Lorena Gale
as Angry Momma
Sue Astley
as Morgue Operator
Mark Acheson
as Mr. Kettle
Joanna Piros
as National Anchorwoman
Samantha Ferris
as Local Anchorwoman
Brian Arnold
as News Anchorman
Ted Friend
as News Reporter
Claire Riley
as News Reporter
April Telek
as News Reporter
Lois Dellar
as Policewoman
Camille Sullivan
as Flower Shop Clerk
D. Harlan Cutshall
as Sharp Shooter
Ben Derrick
as Cop at Pile Up
Ann Warn Pegg
as Meter Maid
Robert Moloney
as Vice President
Lloyd Berry
as Willard's Uncle
Deejay Jackson
as Garbage Man
Tygh Runyan
as Cussing Guy
Georgina Hegedos
as Russian Lady
Khaira Le
as Ticket Agent
Laurie Bekker
as Chicken Girl
Martin Amado
as Chicken Shack Worker
Irene Miscisco
as Lady in Beauty Shop
Tom Heaton
as Morgue Janitor
Bam Bam
as Muffin
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Critic Reviews for Screwed

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (4)

Screwed is latenight cable TV filler disguised as a feature film.

Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Variety
Top Critic

A shrill, stupid, brickbat-blatant piece of hackwork that practically sweats to be 'commercial.'

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Danny DeVito is the only cast member who succeeds in making something out of the movie's nothing of a screenplay.

January 1, 2000
New York Times
Top Critic

If this is how they want to squander a hard-earned opportunity, they should keep their day jobs.

January 1, 2000
Film.com
Top Critic

much better than i thought

April 9, 2008

Pitiful excuse for a film.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Filmcritic.com

Audience Reviews for Screwed

***Due to the recent RT changes that have basically ruined my past reviews, I am mostly only giving a rating rather than a full review.***

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

It's not a great movie but just look at the talent in the cast. This deserves so much more than a 13% rating. Like Dirty Work, the other comedy Norm stars in, you have to like Norm. You have to be okay with his complete inability to act. For me, that's kind of what I enjoy about his performances. Did you ever hear his line delivery in stand up? Dave Chappelle is kind of out of place here. I feel as though they wanted him to be Norm's idiot sidekick but he's not an idiot. So instead he's just Norm's black friend who hits people with desk lamps. He does the best he can with the material he's given but you can tell it's not really his style of humor that we've all grown used to so you can feel that he's being held back from doing something great. Lastly, Danny DeVito really shines here. He plays the same grotesque despicable character he always plays and is so good at. I found the dopey cops and the convoluted web of double crosses to be highly entertaining both on the level of parody as well as legitimate story telling. The only thing I'd say is that the first half of the movie drags a bit. There are definitely pacing issues that could have been tightened up but overall this is a good example of a competent movie. Definitely felt a little bit like a student project partially due to a low budget but also due to some amateur directorial decisions and oversights. Like maybe it was this director's first movie, I don't know I didn't look into it, but you can tell the script was good and you can just tell there is a lot of talent present.

m wells
m wells

Nothing great, but works because of clever casting and funny material.

John Me
John Me

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