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Fun With Dick & Jane
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Starring: Jim Carrey, Téa Leoni
MPAA Rated: PG-13
Released By: Columbia Pictures
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Kiddie Movie: Not for the youngins.  Leave them with the sitter.
Date Movie: Should be cute for the both of you.
Gratuitous Sex: Téa still looks good.
Gratuitous Violence: Mostly slapstick.
Action: Not really.
Laughs: Some decent laughs.
Memorable Scene: The robbery scenes were pretty funny, I only wish they had more of them.
Memorable Quote: Dick & Jane's little one crying - "What about 'Telemundo?'"
Directed By: Dean Parisot
Produced By: Jim Carrey, Brian Grazer

Fun With Dick & Jane
A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - PG-13

It's 1:30 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
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 story…

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 Alec Baldwin.

Yay, everyone lives happily ever after, except maybe the CEO.

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!! L8R!!!


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