Funny Money (2006)

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Movie Info

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).
Rating:
R (for sex-related humor and some language)
Genre:
Comedy
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ThinkFilm

Cast

Chevy Chase
as Henry
Penelope Ann Miller
as Carol Perkins
Robert Loggia
as Feldman
Guy Torry
as Angel
Rebecca Wisocky
as MM. Virginia
Kevin Sussman
as Denis Slater
Marty Belafsky
as Stan Martin
Marco Assante
as Bartender
Harry Basil
as Retarded Party Guest
Zoltan Butuc
as Mr. Big
Matt De Matt
as Businessman
Henry Fleming Wood
as Party Guest 2
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Critic Reviews for Funny Money

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

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Full Review… | February 22, 2012
Variety
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | January 26, 2007
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | January 25, 2007
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

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

April 27, 2007
FulvueDrive-in.com

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.

Full Review… | April 12, 2007
7M Pictures

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

Full Review… | April 8, 2007
eFilmCritic.com

Audience Reviews for Funny Money

Chevy is good in this..the rest of the movie isn't. Funny Money feels like a crappy play similar to Noises Off. I didn't even finish this as I cant stand play banter.

Rodney Eckrich
Rodney Eckrich
½

Could be much better...

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

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

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