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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dick Harper
... Jane Harper
... Jack McCallister
... Frank Bascombe
... Veronica Cleeman
... Garth
... Joe Cleeman
... Oz Peterson
Aaron Michael Drozin ... Billy Harper
... Blanca
... Dick's Secretary
... Jack's Receptionist
... Jack's Assistant
... Angry Caller (voice)
... Production Assistant
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Storyline

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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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

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Comedy | Crime

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

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21 December 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fun with Dick & Jane  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,530,160, 25 December 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$110,332,737, 26 February 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$202,026,112, 22 October 2006
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

During the Starbucks scene in this movie, Téa Leoni seriously injured her shoulder when her character slid over the counter. See more »

Goofs

During the breakfast scene, Dick picks the grapes twice. 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 »

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Spoofs Fight Club (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Strawberry Tango, Parts 1 & 2
Written by Marty Stuart, Kristin Wilkinson, Larry Paxton, Sam Bacco and Chris McDonald
Courtesy of Columbia Pictures, A division of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
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Light comedy with some good laughs
5 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

In previews and early reviews this movie was called "one of the funniest movies ever" and I was eager to see it. But after a while it began to get called "the worst Jim Carrey movie ever". I still thought I should see it, being a big Jim Carrey fan, plus I haven't always agreed with the critics. After seeing it I can't say it's the funniest movie ever, but it definitely isn't the worst.

I have not seen the original version, but I'm sure there are some modern plot twists and of course original jokes. There are plenty of gags and funny situations that kept me entertained throughout and some really good ones that made me laugh hysterically. Many comedies are very silly which makes them so funny, but people have said that this movie is just silly and not funny at all, I can't agree. While there are some small parts that are just silly, the rest are not.

Acting wise it is quite good. Jim Carrey does his trademark craziness well in this one. The rest of the cast do well too.

Overall it's a funny, entertaining movie. If you feel like a light comedy with some good laughs, ignore the harsh critics and go and see it.


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