Friday, December 30, 2005

 

GUY'S NIGHT OUT: Fun With Dick and Jane, he said 2.0


The remake of "Fun With Dick and Jane" stretched the truth with its title. In the movie, Dick and Jane are there, but where's the fun? This will be a quick review because I have very little to say about this movie. I expected so much more coming from the director of one of my favorite comedies of the last few years, the criminally underrated "Galaxy Quest."

The movie had an interesting concept dealing with how Enron-esque corparate scandals affect the company's employees, but the execution of said concept was anything but interesting. It is inexplicably set in the year 2000 (apparently for the sole purpose of one Enron joke at the end of the movie). If you actually pay attention to the timeline of the movie, it makes even less sense.

There are a few laughs provided solely through the talents of stars Tea Leoni (or as I call her Mrs. Mulder) and Jim Carrey (his appearance on Conan last week was far better than this entire movie), but hardly enough to justify making this movie. It takes a wild turn in the last act that really felt like a different movie. The funniest part is the credits which begin by thanking all of the executives of Enron, WorldCom, et al.

That's about it. I could begin a rant about the craptacular theater I first tried to watch this movie in before demanding my money back and driving to another town to see this, but I will not. The joy of trying to see all of the Christmas releases in small town theatres!

What did you think of this movie? Do you have any terrible theater stories?
Comments:
What theater did you try to watch it in, the twin?
 
[Expletive deleted]no! We tried to go to Tifton. After several complaints and thirty plus minutes after the movie was supposed to start, I got our money back and we drove to Valdosta. Never again will I go to Tifton!
 
I thought you would have given it less than a 2 by the way you were talking about it this week....
 
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