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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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Trivia

In this film, Craig Bierko has a large mustache and works with a woman named Lydia. This is a direct reference to Groucho Marx of The Marx Brothers, a comedy trio that made films around the same time as the real three stooges. Marx wore a greasepaint mustache in most of his films and performed the song "Lydia the Tattooed Lady" in the film At the Circus (1939). See more »

Goofs

The scene where the couple who would eventually become Teddy's parents are driving down the road with Moe is supposed to be 25 years prior to present day (2012), yet following behind them is clearly a red Jeep Liberty, which didn't go into production until 2001. See more »

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Moe: Hiya, Snook. I got you a present.
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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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References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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Written by Dickey Betts (as Forrest Richard Betts)
Performed by The Allman Brothers Band
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If you are a Stooges fan, go see this movie!
14 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a Three Stooges fan, I was a little biased to not like this movie. It still bothers me that others made millions from the reruns, and Stooges themselves got little or nothing. I know that the Farrelly Brothers hope to profit from this film, and they deserve it. The reverence that they must have for the Stooges comes through very clearly. From the structure of the film, to the script, and to to performances, everything was perfect. The actors nailed their parts - in voice, mannerisms, and heart. I truly was as if the original Moe, Larry, and Curly were on the screen.

All of that aside, the movie was funny. I cannot remember a time when I was in a theater where there was so much laughter coming from the audience. Even my teenage daughter and her two friends laughed out loud. One scene had me laughing so hard that tears came to my eyes.

So, if you are a Three Stooges fan, this is a must see movie.

P.S. Be sure to sit through the credits. It is a Farrelly Brothers movie after all.


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