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Crazy on the Outside (2010)

PG-13 | | 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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Comedy | Crime

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

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Enlouquecendo com a Liberdade  »

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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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First hit of the baseball game is clearly directly over the short stop's head. The ball being chased is straight down left side lines. See more »

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[first lines]
Tommy: [to Christy's picture] I can't believe you died.
Prison Guard: Zelda, time to go.
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Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
Written and 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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