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Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)
Comedy,Crime
USA / English
"See Dick Run "
An update of the 1977 comedy, Dick and Jane are living the good life. That is until Dick (Jim Carrey) loses his job shortly after getting a promotion that convinced his wife Jane (Téa Leoni) to quit her job. The money is gone, and the house ends up in foreclosure. Dick decides to turn to a hilarious life of crime to pay the bills with his lovely wife by his side. Then together they decide it's time to steal back what Former CEO Jack McCallister (Alec Baldwin) had stolen from them.
Jim Carrey Dick Harper
Téa Leoni Jane Harper
Alec Baldwin Jack McCallister
Richard Jenkins Frank Bascombe
Angie Harmon Veronica Cleeman
John Michael Higgins Garth
Richard Burgi Joe Cleeman
Carlos Jacott Oz Peterson
Aaron Michael Drozin Billy Harper
Gloria Garayua Blanca
Michelle Arthur Dick's Secretary
Stacey Travis Jack's Receptionist
Timm Sharp Jack's Assistant
David Herman Angry Caller (voice)
Dempsey Pappion Production Assistant
Director: Dean Parisot
Producer: Jim Carrey,Brian Grazer
Writer: Judd Apatow,Nicholas Stoller
As much fun as Carrey and Leoni can make it.
Dick and Jane is a comedy I didn't expect to do very well. I wasn't sold by the trailers, and another remake is something the world can live happily without. Dick and Jane is an underrated hit though, and Carrey and Leoni are remarkably not as annoying as they sometimes can be. Carrey is, thankfully, as hyperbolic as the character of Dick will let him be and Jane isn't as complicated a role for Leoni to fall on. The movie excellently thanks corporations for its inspiration in the final credits.

Dick has a happy, healthy upper-middle class family. A promotion to the upper echelon believes him to convince his wife Jane to quit her job and get that hot tub they always wanted. A sudden change in corporate direction however, changes their future as they must resort to drastic measures when the bills aren't getting paid.

I didn't find myself laughing as much as I wanted to for a movie. In a year dominated by comedy-remake stinkers like the Honeymooners and Bewitched, Dick and Jane is one of the better movies of the year to watch. If you want a good movie to watch and understand a little bit of corporate history, I recommend Dick and Jane for you.

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Imdb rating: 5.9
Musician: Theodore Shapiro
Running time: 90 min
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Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
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