Fun With Dick & Jane
Movie Stats & Links
||Jim Carrey, Téa Leoni
||Not for the
youngins. Leave them with the sitter.
||Should be cute for
the both of you.
||Téa still looks
||The robbery scenes
were pretty funny, I only wish they had more of them.
||Dick & Jane's
little one crying - "What about 'Telemundo?'"
||Jim Carrey, Brian
Looking for an average movie that will make you laugh at
times and you don’t have to think about what is really going
on like you do if you go and see "Syriana?" Well, "Fun With
Dick & Jane" may be the perfect movie for you. Here’s the
Fun With Dick & Jane
A Movie Review
Jim Carrey is Dick and Téa Leoni is Jane. Dick works in
the corporate workforce while Jane works for a travel agent.
Jane hates her job, mostly because of pretentious assholes
who complain to her nonstop when their vacation doesn’t go
as planed, even when it’s something like the weather (like
Jane can change that). Dick likes his job, and finds out
that he is getting a huge promotion. At this news, he tells
Jane to quit her job, which she does, and just as Dick’s
elation with his promotion hits its peak, low and behold
Dick’s corporate world gets crushed when the CEO sold all of
his stock right before the company collapsed, leaving Dick
without a job, with no stock value, and as Jane puts it
"We’re in a bit of a pickle, Dick."
So what are two folks to do when they can’t get a job and
live in the lifestyle to which they have become accustomed?
Well, they turn to a life of crime. Its starts simple
enough, with the occasional robbing of a convenient store,
head shop, and coffee shop, but slowly they graduate to
robbing the wealthy and even trying to stage a bank hold-up
(this one doesn’t go so well). Somehow our crazy couple is
able to bring in enough cash on a consistent basis so they
are able to live in the life they are accustomed. But then
they realize that what they really want to do is get back at
the CEO who ruined their lives, and what better way than by
getting the cash he made cashing in his stock just before
the company went under. So Dick and Jane, along with the old
financial dude at the company, hatch a scheme to get the
dude’s cash, in this case the dude is played fabulously by
Yay, everyone lives happily ever after, except maybe the
Look, "Fun With Dick & Jane" is a pretty generic comedy,
taking a stab at the corporate corruption culture as we saw
at Enron (they even thank Enron and some other corporations
in the ending credits). Jim Carrey is back to being his
normal funny self, and I’m still a fan of Téa Leoni whom I
thought did a great job in this movie. You get some good
laughs, and ignore the plot holes, of which there were many,
but this is one of those movies you can just catch if you
want to escape for a few hours. It’s a solid 2 ½ stars out
of 5 for "Fun With Dick & Jane."
That’s it for this one! I’m The Dude on the Right!!