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Crazy on the Outside (2010)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  8 January 2010 (USA)
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A recently paroled ex-con who has trouble adjusting to the wacky normalcy of life outside of prison. He has spent the last three years behind bars after getting caught committing a crime and taking the rap for his much more dangerous pal.

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A recently paroled ex-con who has trouble adjusting to the wacky normalcy of life outside of prison. He has spent the last three years behind bars after getting caught committing a crime and taking the rap for his much more dangerous pal.

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He survived three years of hard time. Now comes a little family time.

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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$64,438 (USA) (8 January 2010)

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$64,438 (USA) (8 January 2010)
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Carrie-Anne Moss was rumored to star. See more »

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In Angela's apartment, when Tommy is getting ready to leave, he puts the strap of his bag on his shoulder. Cut back to Angela. Then Tommy is seen putting the strap on another time. See more »

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References Lars and the Real Girl (2007) See more »

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Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
Performed by James Brown
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It means well, has potential, but...
9 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tim Allen's directorial debut is very hit and miss...sadly, mostly miss. The movie needs a lot of editing and a completely different third act.

The film starts as an offbeat comedy...and even though there are no hardy belly laughs, there are a number of clever ideas and lines (many delivered by the under-appreciated JK Simmons). But with an all-star comic cast, you would think there would be more, ahem...comedy. Halfway through the film becomes more of a family drama. The humor totally disappears and the quirky oddball characters become normal. The third act is very cliché, generic and melodramatic. But all the performers give it their best---even players like Ray Liotta and Kelsey Grammar are playing parts that could have been done by anyone. And the film's one running gag is actually funny for a while, but it goes nowhere after the 100th mention.


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