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Crazy Rich Asians
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There's really no modulation from this style of facetiousness to the episodes meant to impart "serious," instructive sentiments, and the characters don't sustain much psychological integrity as they ricochet from one sequence to the next.
Outdated '80s comedy has language, nudity.
Great cast, painfully precious result.
The Toy is nothing but a pointless plaything that needlessly wastes the gigantic comedy talents of legendary funnymen Pryor and Gleason
Wonder wheel! Pryor at his comedic best!
Clearly, heavy-handed social commentary, cheesy slapstick and kiddie comedy aren't the most compatible of components to shoehorn into one movie.
I have no idea why anyone thought it would be funny if some rich guy bought Richard Pryor as a "toy" for his son. That sounds pretty crazy, right? This movie is actually pretty funny for the most part, but it's hard to get over the stupid plot. Overall, it's okay.
Oh boy, definitely an 80s movie. The spiderman pajamas scene was the best. I want a boxing robot!
A lot of people don't like "The Toy" for some reason, but I did. I didn't see what's not to like about the movie. Jack (Richard Pryor) is a journalist who is trying to find a good job. Eric (Scott Schwartz) is a boy who gets everything he wants, but is struggling to get along with his father. Therefore, Eric gets his dad (Jackie Gleason) to buy Jack as his toy because that's what he wants. Jack and Eric turn out to be great friends and Jack becomes a role model for Eric and teaches him some great lessons.
"The Toy" is a great movie. Parts of it are hilarious and some parts have a lot of meaning to them. I recommend anybody to get "The Toy." NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2000. Used to watch this great movie a lot.
This is a funny and sometimes crude movie about a man who becomes a living toy to a spoiled rich kid. There are some great moments in this flick and all kids want to do some of the things they do in this flick.
The story is simple and fun with a message at the end but you won't loose sleep if you never manage to see this flick.
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