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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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Just Say Moe. See more »

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

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13 April 2012 (USA)  »

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Los tres chiflados  »

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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

An earlier draft of the script had Moe appearing on Queer Eye (2003) though this was eventually changed and updated to be Jersey Shore (2009) instead. See more »

Goofs

When Teddy's wife sprays toothpaste in his face, we see his face doesn't have any toothpaste on it. See more »

Quotes

Carbunkle: You blithering idiots! What do you think you're doing?
Moe: Out of the way, 3PO, we got to get Teddy.
Carbunkle: This is an invitation-only party!
[points the way out for them]
Carbunkle: Now, good day!
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Crazy Credits

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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Referenced in WWF Raw: Episode dated 9 April 2012 (2012) See more »

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Tongue Tied
Written by Christian Zucconi, Hannah Hooper, Andrew Wessen, Sean Gadd and Ryan Rabin
Performed by Grouplove
Courtesy of Canvasback / Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Nyuk nyuk nyuk
11 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Stooge legacy exists apart from time itself – I loved them when I was nine for the eye-pokes; I loved them in later life for the knowing humor (and the eye-pokes). I loved them even though they were from a long gone era. And most people I know hold the Stooges in the same high esteem I do. Among goofy guys like me, they are the high priests. They are sacred cows.

There is a great risk in taking on a sacred cow. If nothing else, I admire the courage of the Farrelly brothers, goofy guys themselves, who would know the risks all too well. Die-hard Stooge fans might even wish for the failure of the project, if nothing else but to affirm the irreplaceable nature of the Stooges.

All that said, I admit I approached the movie skeptically. In the end, I was won over. The movie's homage to the Stooges is in getting them right. All of the slapstick humor is there; all of the wisecracks are there. These Stooges capture the craziness and the randomness of the original Stooges without trying too hard to "interpret the role" or any such silliness. It's respectful of the original.

For me, once I was comfortable with these guys as the Stooges, the fun was in seeing the Stooges in the present day, where smacking someone over the head with a sledgehammer is even less acceptable than it was in the 1930's. They goof on all sorts of present day annoyances- Jersey Shore, the Kardashians, just like they goofed on high society and other annoyances of their own time.

The bottom line: I was laughing the whole time. If you're a Stooges fan, there's a lot to like – just give the movie a chance.


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