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Fun With Dick and Jane (2005)

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Critic Consensus: This muddled comedy has a few laughs, but never sustains a consistent tone.

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A not-so-ordinary family finds a new way of paying the bills in this comedy. Dick Harper (Jim Carrey) and his wife, Jane (Téa Leoni), would seem to have it made -- Dick has a high-paying job, they live in an expensive house in the suburbs, they have two luxury cars in the driveway, and a housekeeper, Blanca (Gloria Garayua), to help look after their son, Billy. But Dick and Jane's fairy-tale life crashes head-on into reality when the firm Dick works for turns out to have been using unscrupulous accounting methods to disguise the fact they've been losing money hand over fist, and Dick has been made the fall guy for some of their dirty dealings. Suddenly flat broke, Dick and Jane must find a new way to support their lavish lifestyle, and in time they discover just the thing -- crime. A remake of Ted Kotcheff's 1977 hit (which helped re-launch Jane Fonda's screen career), Fun With Dick and Jane also stars Alec Baldwin, John Michael Higgins, and Angie Harmon.
Rating:
PG-13 (for brief language, some sexual humor and occasional humorous drug references)
Genre:
Comedy
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In Theaters:
 wide
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Box Office:
$110,332,737.00
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Cast

Jim Carrey
as Dick Harper
Téa Leoni
as Jane Harper
Alec Baldwin
as Jack McCallister
Richard Jenkins
as Frank Bascombe
Angie Harmon
as Veronica Cleeman
Carlos Jacott
as Oz Peterson
Aaron Michael Drozin
as Billy Harper
Larry Dorf
as Used Car Salesman
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Critic Reviews for Fun With Dick and Jane

All Critics (132) | Top Critics (34)

Dick and Jane thereby emerge comically and sentimentally as the unlikeliest of collectivist crusaders.

Full Review… | January 18, 2006
New York Observer
Top Critic

The movie starts off silly, soon becomes funny and then skyrockets into irrepressible hilarity.

Full Review… | December 27, 2005
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

The title holds true for about 20 minutes or so in the middle of director Dean Parisot's loose remake of the 1977 Jane Fonda-George Segal vehicle ...

Full Review… | December 27, 2005
L.A. Weekly
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Fun With Dick & Jane offers the faintly depressing sight of Jim Carrey, like Dick Harper, doing whatever it takes to earn his supper.

Full Review… | December 27, 2005
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

They are funny bits, but there are too few of them. Fun With Dick and Jane just isn't all that fun.

December 22, 2005
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

In striving for inspiration, Fun with Dick and Jane discovers moments of cleverness, but there aren't enough of them, nor are they sustained.

Full Review… | December 22, 2005
ReelViews
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Fun With Dick and Jane

½

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.

Sam Barnett
Sam Barnett

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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!

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

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½

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.

Mike S
Mike S

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