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Big review: Fun with Dick and Jane is a real winner

PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 5:12 pm
by TNPihl
Here is the first big review from a test screening of Jim Carrey's upcoming blockbuster - "Fun With Dick and Jane". Big thanks to Sonic Death Monkey, for sending this awesome review!!! Be aware of potential spoilers and some "dirty words". Enjoy! :-)

Review by Sonic Death Monkey:

I'm happy to announce that Jim Carrey's latest, "Fun with Dick and Jane" is a real winner. For a comedy about white collar crime and armed robbery it manages to be a light fluffy bunch of fun.

Set, as the title card says "a long, long time again" in the year 2000 'Dick and Jane' starts out like 'Spanglish Too" (I hear the stereotypes will play basketball in this one). The couple is struggling to move into the upper middle class. Dick drives an old Volvo while everyone else seems to have a new BMW. (he cant afford a new car because..? The movie never explains why is co-works all have so much nicer cars but I think its because his homes furnishings look to have cost roughly…1 bajillion dollars). His son, in a very funny running gag, speaks with a heavy Spanish accent because the nanny (America Ferrera given absolutely nothing to do) raises him more than his parents. And this is about the extent of the troubles in Dicks life.

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The setup is cute, but it had me worried. I'm sick of seeing films about the 'fabulously well to do' as Vonnegut would say, and how their lives are soooooo hard. I even began to feel shades of the flick 'Envy' for a moment or too. I simply don't empathize with a character because he cant afford a fuckin' hot tub to go with the new pool he's having dug. And its not jealously, I have a very nice pool, and hot tub, and a sauna even. It's just that I don't find callow greed to be good character development.

Luckily, that's the point; the movie slyly mocks comsumerism and materialism more and more as the characters lives unravel and their world unfurls.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 6:32 pm
by joel barish
i was sooo happy when i read it......but then again, i knew that a Jim Carrey couldn´t fail.........GO Jim :lloyd: :luke: :mask: :riddler: :tony: :fireman: :lifeguard: :pathos: :bruce: :joel:

PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 7:14 pm
by fluffy
it manages to be a light fluffy bunch of fun

Woweeeee!!!! sounds fantastic and i even get a name :lol: :lol: :lol:

fluffy :P

PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:19 pm
by jimliker
now i am really really eager to watch it!!!! :D but it will come here next yr :?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 11:41 pm
by sonicdeathmonkey
yea...i wrote that. any other questions? i figure, i might be of use or something.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 3:44 am
by xmassmurdere
just makes me more ecstatic than ever!!!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:57 pm
by samurai_cable
:D I can't wait to see it now~!! I watched Spanglish just a few days ago, it was great :)

I'm looking forward to seeing.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:19 am
by Canadian Jayne
I know it will be GRRRRRREEAT!

PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 1:52 am
by mav
Great review! I like the message in the movie.

ur lucky. Waiting & wishing i could time-travel...

PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 3:42 am
by Nicole Fiction
Dammit! Now I wanna see it even more! How many more days until it comes out? I'm glad to hear that Jim's movies keep getting better. Don't get me wrong, the earlier ones are spectacular, I'm just thrilled to see him expanding his acting arc and finding films with messages and depth and all that good stuff. It's nice to see him grow as an actor. Well, hear that he's growing as an actor and doing different things. I won't see for myself until december...

PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 3:04 pm
by Conor
only 152 days left!!!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 6:36 am
by lammy
So they speak spanish in this movie? I've seen spanglish too and it was funny,sweet and warming. That same lady is in this one? The wife in spanglish is in Fun with Dick and Jane? She is a good actress- :D