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 ... See full summary »
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Tracey Cherelle Jones
Two New Yorkers are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college, and one of their cousins--an inexperienced, loudmouth lawyer not accustomed to Southern rules and manners--comes in to defend them.
A senator arranges for his son, a rich white kid who fancies himself black, to be kidnapped by a couple of black actors pretending to be murderers to try and shock him out of his plans to become a rapper.
Thief Kevin Caffery attempts to rob from the home of rich businessman Max Fairbanks. But Fairbanks catches him and steals his cherished ring that his girlfriend gave him. Caffery is then bent on revenge and getting his ring back with the help of his partners. Written by
I must say that going in to this movie, I did not have high hopes. I've never been a big fan of Martin Lawrence's films, and Danny DeVito can be hit or miss as a performer. But this film, though it goes too long (as many comedies do) and has a last scene that seems tacked on and makes little sense in the context of the story, had me laughing more often than not. Lawrence and DeVito are good, but what's really nice are the members fo the supporting cast, particularly John Leguizamo as Lawrence's fellow thief, Bernie Mac as their benefactor and fencer, Carmen Ejogo and Nora Dunn as Lawrence's and DeVito's respective ladies, and especially William Fichtner, who practically steals the show as a police detective unlike any you've ever seen on screen. Take it for what it is, and "What's the Worst That Can Happen" definitely isn't that.
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