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Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 21 December 2005 (USA)
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When an affluent couple lose all their money following a series of blunders, they turn to a life of crime to make ends meet.

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Dean Parisot

Writers:

Judd Apatow (screenplay), Nicholas Stoller (screenplay) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Carrey ... Dick Harper
Téa Leoni ... Jane Harper
Alec Baldwin ... Jack McCallister
Richard Jenkins ... Frank Bascombe
Angie Harmon ... Veronica Cleeman
John Michael Higgins ... Garth
Richard Burgi ... Joe Cleeman
Carlos Jacott ... Oz Peterson
Aaron Michael Drozin ... Billy Harper
Gloria Garayua ... Blanca
Michelle Arthur ... Dick's Secretary
Stacey Travis ... Jack's Receptionist
Timm Sharp ... Jack's Assistant
David Herman ... Angry Caller (voice)
Dempsey Pappion ... Production Assistant
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Storyline

And just like that, Globodyne Corporation--the big media institution where the affluent suburbanite and the company's Vice President, Dick Harper, works--collapses in a grand scandal, Enron-style. To make matters worse, in the worst possible time, Dick's stressed-out travel agent wife, Jane, decides to quit her job--and if this isn't enough--their savings are gone, and nothing can stop Dick and Jane's downward spiral. Now, after a series of failed attempts to keep a job, the desperate and impoverished couple has only one method to stay afloat: to summon up the nerve and steal their way out of misery. However, are Dick and Jane cut out for a life of crime? Written by Nick Riganas

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This Christmas, one family is living the American Dream a little differently See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief language, some sexual humor and occasional humorous drug references | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

21 December 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fun with Dick & Jane See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,383,515, 25 December 2005

Gross USA:

$110,332,737

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$204,681,899
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS (8 channels)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

When Jim Carrey is trying to print out another form, he hides in the roof rafters. He falls after attempting to get down. This really happened and he hit the floor very hard. Carrey and the director went with it and kept rolling. See more »

Goofs

When drunk in the bar, Dick walks past a table where a lady in a black and white dress seated at a table. In the next shot, she is standing a couple of meters from the table. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dick Harper: Globodyne is a consolidator of media properties. Globodyne is a consolidator of media properties. Consolidator. Consolidator.
[traffic light turns]
Dick Harper: Oh, no!
Title card: Run, Dick, Run
Dick Harper: Globodyne's a consolidator of media properties and data retrieval with a focus in fiber-optic content provision. It's basically a synergy of Web-based and platform-based UNIX-driven delivery systems. OK, I made that last part up.
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Crazy Credits

The start of the ending credits begins with a "special thanks" to former Enron CEO Kenneth L. Lay, who ripped off their employees pensions. The credits then proceed to thank other Enron employees and other companies that have bankrupted, such as Tyco and Worldcom. See more »

Connections

Remake of Fun with Dick and Jane (1977) See more »

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Why Me Lord
Written by Kris Kristofferson
Performed by Johnny Cash
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Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Fun with Jim
11 February 2006 | by sxjTheFirstSee all my reviews

Jim Carrey does it again. Slapstick comedy but not the pie throwing variety. it's a lot more subtle than the Ace Ventura movies but it's no dark comedy either.

The movie is an extremely exaggerated view of Dick, Jane and kid coping with loss of job, income, car, nanny, TV, grass (the lawn type not the other grass), electricity, and even citizenship.

Suspend your logic and have fun. There are escapes, car crashes, robberies, illegal immigrants, job hunts, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Bush ... if this doesn't perk your interest nothing will.

The best gag in the film is at the end just before the titles start... don't miss the "Our Special Thanks To" part!


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