King's Ransom (2005)
Critic Consensus: Filled with crass dialogue, unlikable characters, and overdone slapstick gags, King's Ransom is an utterly inept would-be comedy.
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as Malcolm King
as Renee King
as Angela Drake
as Peaches Clarke
as Miss Gladys
as Kim Baker
as Herb Clarke
as Brooke Mayo
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The script, by TV writer Wayne Conley, shares some elements with the old Danny DeVito comedy Ruthless People, but humor isn't one of them.
King's Ransom lumbers forth clumsily, choreographing its slapstick pratfalls with all the class and taste of a Courtney Love relapse.
Marital bickering, a mistaken-identity sex romp and booty shots galore follow, but few laughs.
King's Ransom is a wit-deficient barrage of obnoxious characters and second-hand punchlines.
Little in this film suggests 'director' Jeff Byrd and writer Wayne Conley possess any facility -- or familiarity -- with irony or any other comedic device.
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