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Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)

Director:
Dean Parisot
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Comedy
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Fun with Dick and Jane
RUNNING TIME
90 minutes
Producer:
Jim Carrey
Brian Grazer
Screenwriter:
Judd Apatow
Nicholas Stoller


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Dick Harper Jim Carrey ½
Jane Harper Téa Leoni ½
Frank Boscombe Richard Jenkins
Billy Jacob Davich
Jack McCallister Alec Baldwin

 

Review

Hectic and uneven (to say the least) comedy based around the physical comedy of Jim Carrey and (reportedly) loosly around the 1977 George Segal/Jane Fonda flick with the same name. Fun with Dick and Jane may be an exaggerated title, but you should at least find some amusement along the line.

The film is at its best early on when Carrey's performance still looks inspired, and when the film has some useful social satire to offer. However, as the downward spiral goes over the top, and the film becomes a comedy version of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, we're left with an unfocused film that unfortunately is rarely funny, despite the engaging actors (particularly Leoni and Jenkins) unreserved efforts. In the end, Fun with Dick and Jane is predictable, saccharine and not too much fun.

Copyright © 1.3.2006 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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