The day before Globodyne's stock tanks, a la Enron, and its pension fund evaporates, the corporation's CEO and CFO set up middle manager Dick Harper to be the public face of the disaster. Jobless, and with no savings, pension, or home equity, Dick and his wife Jane sink slowly into poverty. He looks for work (as do all former Globodyne executives); he even tries day labor with the relatives of their Mexican nanny. A foreclosure notice sends Dick and Jane over the edge into a life of blue-collar crime. Then, as things finally look up, the report of an looming indictment pushes Dick and Jane toward a denouement with the real criminals, the white-collar guys.Written by
Cameron Diaz was set to play Jane, but bowed out shortly before production due to scheduling conflicts. See more »
The rolls of Brawny paper towels visible in the convenience store have the newer version of the lumberjack figure that first appeared in 2003. The film is set in 2000. See more »
Globodyne is a consolidator of media properties. Globodyne is a consolidator of media properties. Consolidator. Consolidator.
[traffic light turns]
Run, Dick, Run
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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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 »
Written by Sade (as Helen Adu) and Ray St. John
Performed by Sade
Courtesy of Epic Records / SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT (UK) Ltd.
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This is the story of Dick, an ambitious marketing executive which is promoted to the top just on the day his corporation implodes due to some embezzlement scheme. The first 15 minutes (Dick's ascent) are really very, very funny - that's Jim Carrey at his best.
The movie's best part is when you see Dick and his wife falling all the way to level where survival is really a struggle - this is actually very moving. Their ensuing blotched criminal career is on the other hand not so funny as you might expect -- you have the feeling that this is a very good serious movie trying to be funny just to meet the public's expectations.
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