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Go for Broke (2002)

 -  Comedy  -  27 June 2002 (USA)
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Two friends purchase a winning lottery ticket, only to have it stolen by a Woman while she is robbing the cafe in which they are having lunch. The Woman is caught and sent to prison, having... See full summary »

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Rome / Romie (as Michael Goorjian)
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Two friends purchase a winning lottery ticket, only to have it stolen by a Woman while she is robbing the cafe in which they are having lunch. The Woman is caught and sent to prison, having managed to smuggle the lottery ticket inside. The two friends devise a plan to dress up in drag, commit a minor felony, get caught and then sent to the same prison in order to retrievie the ticket. "Some Like it Hot" meets "Stir Crazy" describes the antics of the film. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language and nudity
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Movie should be jailed, no probation
12 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A poor attempt to try an make a comedy in the style of Two Wong Foo, Some Like it Hot, and others.

90% of the movie is two guys disguised as girls and being in a prison and the "drop the soap" type humor all too common in these type of movies.

The director/writer waste too much time on the 'girls in prison" malarkey. This does not move the plot forward and stalls in out in stupid 'situational' mishaps of being in prison.

Now, if the movie took a stab at Mad, Mad, Mad World type of humor and everyone hunting for the big W or the lottery ticket you might have something.

So, you need the guards, the 'girls', the warden, the infiltrators, in short everyone looking for the ticket. This can result in endless comic misunderstandings and foul ups.

Maybe next time.


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