Fun With Dick and Jane (2005)


“Our lawn was repossessed today. I didn’t know they could even do that.” – Jane Harper

Number of Times Seen – 1 (28 Oct 2021)

Brief Synopsis – After a married couple become unemployed, they try to find new ways to keep their affluent lifestyle.

My Take on it – Nice idea for a way to remake this story from the original 1970’s version.

Jim Carrey and Tea Leoni are great in the lead roles and help keep things fun even if there are far too many holes in the way that this story plays out.

The way that corporate America was acting at the time helped give the story a nice familial twist which works within the context of things even if it is far from perfect.

The movie fails to stay engaging throughout and there are far too many scenes which feel as if they are just restating and redoing things done previously which is problematic.

The antics that these characters carry out are a bit too far fetched yet they still come across in a funny way due to how both Carrey and Leoni present things.

Alec Baldwin is perfectly cast in the role of the corporate executive who causes all of these problems due to a lack of real interest in anything but himself.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – When Jim Carrey is trying to print out another form, he hides in the roof rafters. He falls after attempting to get down. This really happened and he hit the floor very hard. Carrey and the director went with it and kept rolling. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)

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