Funny Money (2006)



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Leslie Greif directs this adaptation of Ray Cooney's hit British play, a throwback farce about mistaken identity. Chevy Chase plays Henry Perkins, a listless late-middle-aged executive in a wax fruit company; his wife, Carol (Penelope Ann Miller), is similarly bored, a struggling sculptor and housewife in Hoboken, NJ. On his way home from work to a surprise birthday party Carol is throwing, he accidentally switches briefcases with a Russian mobster. He opens the suitcase at a local bar and discovers five million dollars inside. He rushes home and tries to arrange a flight to Barcelona for Carol and him so they can take the money and run. Detective Sergeant Genero (Armand Assante) shows up later; he saw Henry at the bar and is suspicious of his actions. The Perkins, along with their friends Vic and Gina Johnson (Christopher McDonald and Alex Meneses), concoct an elaborate plan to fool the detective, which is only complicated by Carol getting sloppy drunk, the arrival of a homicide detective (Kevin Sussman), a famous gallery owner (Rebecca Wisocky), Henry's boss (Robert Loggia), a frustrated standup comic cabbie (Guy Torry), two more identical briefcases, and the party guests. The comic action reaches a climax in a standoff with Mafia kingpin Mr. Big (Zoltan Butuc).


Critic Reviews for Funny Money

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Any movie that starts in a wax-fruit factory can't be all bad.

Jan 26, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

... never-hilarious but often-quite-amusing ...

Jan 25, 2007 | Full Review…

An old-fashioned screwball farce with a few amusing moments, just not enough of them.

Apr 27, 2007 | Rating: 4/10

I can imagine how this script played funny on stage, given the right cast. However, it just never seems to work on the movie (or rather television) screen.

Apr 13, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

Welcome, Mr. Chase, to the absolute bottom of your career.

Apr 8, 2007 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Perfectly serviceable middle of the road comedy.

Jan 26, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4

Audience Reviews for Funny Money


Could be much better...

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

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I watched a bit of it and it was so boring that I didn't felt like watching the rest.

Dead Angel
Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

Really bad movie. The acting was horrible, and it just annoyed me.

Erin Collins
Erin Collins

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