Fun With Dick and Jane (2005)
|Rating:||PG-13 (for brief language, some sexual humor and occasional humorous drug references)|
|Directed By:||Barry Sonnenfeld, Alec Baldwin, Angie Harmon, Conrad Bachmann, Deena Adar, Emilio Rivera, Jeff Garlin, Jim Carrey, John Michael Higgins, Luis Chavez, Dean Parisot, Michelle Arthur, Richard Burgi, Richard Jenkins, Scott L. Schwartz, Stacey Travis|
|Written By:||Judd Apatow, Nicholas Stoller, Nick Stoller|
|In Theaters:||Dec 21, 2005 Wide|
|On DVD:||Apr 11, 2006|
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as Dick Harper
as Jane Harper
as Jack McCallister
as Frank Bascombe
as Veronica Cleeman
as Oz Peterson
as Billy Harper
as Used Car Salesman
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Critic Reviews for Fun With Dick and Jane
Dick and Jane thereby emerge comically and sentimentally as the unlikeliest of collectivist crusaders.
Fun with Dick and Jane is an extended Enron joke used to give Jim Carrey plenty of opportunity to mug for the camera. Everything else is more or less perfunctory to that.
Consider it a signed confession of remake rape when a "produced by Jim Carrey" credit appears atop his noodle-limbed exaggeration of "I Believe I Can Fly." his corporate-greed satire doesn't just lack bite. It lacks gnaw. It even lacks nibble.
The downward mobility of the middle class straight to the poverty level, or crime often not as evil, but rather economic desperation, are plot points hardly likely to sit well with those who control this economy and profit from it.
In a strange way, it's fitting that a movie about people out of work should itself barely work.
Audience Reviews for Fun With Dick and Jane
Compared to most of Carrey's comedies, at least this one tries to do something different and include a certain amount of thoughtfulness, but it is very strangely paced and the laughs simply aren't frequent enough.
I didnt enjoy this movie that much, it was more annoying then actually funny.
Not a bad cast but the storyline and Plot is just silly. I dont think its even a movie worth wasting your time watching!
My least favourite Jim Carrey movie. Altough it amused me enough to say it was worth my while, there was something really off about its endeavours to evoke laughter. Carrey does the best he can, so he can't be blamed for it. No, the problem is traced to the lackluster script. There are a few scenes where I came close to a genuine chuckle, but on the whole it's so flat that I felt indifferent to watching it. The only reason I continued, was in the naive hope that it would get better somehow. Sadly though, that never happened, which once again affirms my theory that all the good comedy writers died off at the turn of the millenium (look at what befalled The Simpsons for example, and you'll know that I'm right). Because while we in the 90's got great Carrey flicks like The Mask and Dumb and Dumber, we now have to settle for mediocracy like this and Yes Man. A shame to be sure, because with talent like Jim's, he deserves a lot better.
Fun With Dick and Jane Quotes
|Dick Harper:||[after being punched in the mouth, sound like he is trying to have in American accent] No, I swear, I am an American citizen. [...] No, call my wife... It's ringing.|
|Billy Harper:||[answers the phone] Hola?|
|Jack McCallister:||Dick Harper...Dick Harper...Dick Harper playing the harp, Harpo Marx playing the Jews harp...D.H....D.H.! HAH, you're my designated hitter!|
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