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Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 21 December 2005 (USA)
When an affluent couple lose all their money following a series of blunders, they turn to a life of crime to make ends meet.

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The day before Globodyne's stock tanks, a la Enron, and its pension fund evaporates, the corporation's CEO and CFO set up middle manager Dick Harper to be the public face of the disaster. Jobless, and with no savings, pension, or home equity, Dick and his wife Jane sink slowly into poverty. He looks for work (as do all former Globodyne executives); he even tries day labor with the relatives of their Mexican nanny. A foreclosure notice sends Dick and Jane over the edge into a life of blue-collar crime. Then, as things finally look up, the report of an looming indictment pushes Dick and Jane toward a denouement with the real criminals, the white-collar guys. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for brief language, some sexual humor and occasional humorous drug references | See all certifications »

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$100,000,000 (estimated)

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$21,530,160 (USA) (23 December 2005)

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$110,332,737 (USA) (24 February 2006)
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Jim Carrey and Richard Jenkins both previously appeared in Me, Myself & Irene. See more »

Goofs

At the very end of the movie, when Dick and Jane are going for a drive in their car, the cameraman is reflected in Dick's sunglasses after he talks to his friend one car over. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dick Harper: Globodyne is a consolidator of media properties. Globodyne is a consolidator of media properties. Consolidator. Consolidator.
[traffic light turns]
Dick Harper: Oh, no!
Title card: Run, Dick, Run
Dick Harper: Globodyne's a consolidator of media properties and data retrieval with a focus in fiber-optic content provision. It's basically a synergy of Web-based and platform-based UNIX-driven delivery systems. OK, I made that last part up.
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The start of the ending credits begins with a "special thanks" to former Enron CEO Kenneth L. Lay, who ripped off their employees pensions. The credits then proceed to thank other Enron employees and other companies that have bankrupted, such as Tyco and Worldcom. See more »

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Spoofed in Fun with Chick & Jane (2006) See more »

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Alive & Amplified
Written by Graham Edwards, Scott Spock, Lauren Christy, Sammy James Jr. and Graham Tyler
Performed by The Mooney Suzuki
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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Fun with Jim
11 February 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Jim Carrey does it again. Slapstick comedy but not the pie throwing variety. it's a lot more subtle than the Ace Ventura movies but it's no dark comedy either.

The movie is an extremely exaggerated view of Dick, Jane and kid coping with loss of job, income, car, nanny, TV, grass (the lawn type not the other grass), electricity, and even citizenship.

Suspend your logic and have fun. There are escapes, car crashes, robberies, illegal immigrants, job hunts, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Bush ... if this doesn't perk your interest nothing will.

The best gag in the film is at the end just before the titles start... don't miss the "Our Special Thanks To" part!


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