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The Three Stooges (2012)

 -  Comedy  -  13 April 2012 (USA)
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While trying to save their childhood orphanage, Moe, Larry, and Curly inadvertently stumble into a murder plot and wind up starring in a reality TV show.

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Left on the doorstep of an orphanage run by nuns, newborns Moe, Larry and Curly grow up finger-poking, nyuk-nyuk-nyuking and woo-woo-wooing their way to uncharted levels of knuckleheaded misadventure. Now their childhood home may have to close due to financial difficulties. But Larry, Curly and Moe, employed as the foster home's inept maintenance men, are determined to come to the rescue. Only The Three Stooges could become embroiled in an oddball murder plot - while stumbling into starring roles in a phenomenally successful TV reality show. Written by Press kit

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Rated PG for slapstick action violence, some rude and suggestive humor including language | See all certifications »

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$17,010,125 (USA) (13 April 2012)

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$44,328,238 (USA) (10 August 2012)
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During the 'dentist' scene early in the movie, the three boys claim to be 'dabbling in the arts' when Mother Superior comes into the room to summon them to lunch. Two of the three are doing things that mirror interests in their lives. Moe is reading something (according to his brother Jack) he loved to do. Larry is playing the violin which he was been quite proficient on (initially the violin training was in response to a childhood accident), indeed good enough his parents seriously considered sending Larry to Europe to study at a music conservatory. See more »

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Ted refuses to give the trio the $830,000 needed to save the orphanage because he blames the orphanage for the things that went wrong in his life; from being sent to military school to his murder plot. One, the orphanage could not predict such things would happen when he was adopted, and two, Teddy seemed to not have any problems coming to that exact same orphanage with Ling to adopt Murph, Peezer, and Weezer. See more »

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Larry: Why isn't she in a hospital?
Mother Superior: Well...
Sister Mary-Mengele: I'll tell you why. Because we don't have any medical insurance.
Larry: Well, you should get some. Just call that little green alligator guy.
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Right before the end credits, 2 actors posing as the Farrelly Brothers appear on screen to deliver a "Don't Try This At Home" announcement. Also, towards the end of the closing credits, there is a music video featuring The Three Stooges and 'Jennifer Hudson'. See more »

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Dance Like A Monkey
Written by David Johansen, Sylvain Sylvain (as Sylvain Mizrahi), Steve Conte (as Steven Conte), Sami Yaffa (as Sami Takamaki), Brian Delaney and Brian Koonin
Performed by New York Dolls
Courtesy of Roadrunner Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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The Time is Just Right for this Remake
14 April 2012 | by (Westminster, CA, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I'm pushing 60. I've been a fan of the original Three Stooges for almost my whole life. Got all the DVDs. Read most of the books. In all that time, I have seen many imitators of all 6 Stooge-members, including Moe, Larry, Curly, Shemp, Joe Besser and Curly Joe deRita. In these guys (Hayes, Sasso & Diamondapoulos), I've never seen anyone come nearly as close to the original Larry Curly & Moe. And that includes the three actors who portrayed the boys in the 2000 TV-movie bio-pic. But it isn't just that. It's the Writing and Directing of the Farrelly brothers here that really does the trick. The funniest things the original comedy trio did were the rapid-fire slapping, poking and punching, set to hilariously beautiful sound-effects. That is all presented here, perhaps even more often than in the original short films of the '30s & '40s. The time is just right for all this. This is another nostalgia trip for baby-boomers like me and so many others today. Presented in the form of one continuous 90-minute story divided into three 30-minute "short films," even the pace is perfect. I was a little leary of the brothers' apparent "need" to include Jersey Shore cast-members into the film, but that decision turned out okay. Loved this hilarious, fast-paced comedy film. ***1/2 out of ****


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