Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)
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.
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
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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