Two childhood friends, a New York hairstylist and a would-be musician, get caught up with the mob and are forced to deliver $50,000 to Australia, but things go haywire when the money is lost to a wild kangaroo.
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 »
A comedy that follows the misadventures of two friends from Brooklyn who are forced to deliver mob money to Australia. While taking pictures of a kangaroo, one of them places his red jacket on it. When the wild kangaroo bounces off, they realize the mob money is in the jacket and are forced to give chase through the Outback. Written by
Sujit R. Varma
I wasn't really expecting much watching Kangaroo Jack and I got more or less what I was expecting. It is not a terrible film as such, just very bland and too silly for my tastes. It has some good points, the scenery is lovely and the soundtrack is decent. Kangaroo Jack is what makes the movie, he isn't in much but he is amusing when he appears. The rest ranges from adequate to poor. The human actors are simply not very good, their characters are bland while Estella Warren can't act and Jerry O'Connell is annoying. The writing throughout is very weak, with the humour either too childish for adults or going over children's heads. The story is thin and very idiotic with the ending particularly too stupid for words. The editing could've been much smoother too. All in all, good kangaroo, not so good a movie. 4/10 Bethany Cox
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