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Get Smart
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Starring: Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Alan Arkin, Terrence Stamp
MPAA Rated: PG-13
Released By: Warners Bros.
Web Site:
Kiddie Movie: Not for the too young.
Date Movie: It's got laughs for the both of you.
Gratuitous Sex: Some innuendo is what you get.
Gratuitous Violence: Nothing gratuitous.
Action: There are some chases.
Laughs: More than I thought there would be.
Memorable Scene: How can you not like the dancing scene?
Memorable Quote: Nothing in particular.
Directed By: Peter Segal
Produced By: Michael Ewing, Alex Gartner, Andrew Lazar, Charles Roven

Get Smart
A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - PG-13

It's 1:50 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
I know that when I'm posting this review it is about a week late, but let me put this simply… This weekend, if you’re looking for a nice matinee to catch, and don’t want to be bothered with lots of little kids (seeing "Wall-E"), or tons of gratuitous violence ("Wanted" has it,) a nice, enjoyable movie in that case might be "Get Smart." It’s some good fun.

Yup, Steve Carell is in full Steve Carell mode, complete with screaming, as Maxwell Smart. He’s an analyst in Control, the group most people think is defunct, yet is not, always worrying about what the bad group, KAOS, is up to. This time it seems there might be some badness that has infiltrated Control, but more importantly, nuclear materials, weapons, and who knows what, have filtered their way into the hands of KAOS, who is, as they usually are, hell-bent on creating, well, chaos.

Lucky for Max, though, that an inside job has decimated part of Control, so Max gets his dream, being promoted to being a field agent, and to help save his butt, although surprisingly Max usually finds his own way to save his own butt (thought not always his pants), he is teamed with the scrumptious Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway), to infiltrate how the nuclear materials are being proliferated, where they are ending up, and then saving the day.

Along for the ride is Alan Arkin as The Chief, and in weird, comedic splendor, Dwayne Johnson (yup, that Dwayne, a.k.a. The Rock) is filling the role of Agent 23.

Look, this movie is not complicated and the key to it is that most of the actors (and actress), fulfill their roles from the storied TV series in a nice way. Anne Hathaway lets Agent 99 have some chemistry with Max, and Steve Carell is probably one of the few actors out there today that could do the role of Mr. Smart any justice. Alan Arkin, well, he just needs to be Alan Arkin and does his job as The Chief in fine fashion, and the supporting cast is there for a laugh or two.

If you’re looking for some fun at the movies without being too complicated, go ahead and catch "Get Smart," especially for a nice afternoon getaway, or definitely when it comes out on DVD. It delivers what the trailer shows, I actually liked the job Steve Carell did with the role, and dudes, if you’re dreading seeing the movie because your lady wants to see it, rest assured you at least get a slinky Anne Hathaway to look at. It’s 3 ˝ stars out of 5 for "Get Smart."

That’s it for this one! I’m The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!


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