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Fun with Dick and Jane
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Directed By
Dean Parisot

Written By:
Judd Apatow, Nick Stoller

Cast:
Jim Carrey, Tea Leoni, Alec Baldwin, Richard Jenkins, Angie Harmon, John Michael Higgins, Richard Burgi, Carlos Jacott, Michelle Arthur, Stacey Travis, Timm Sharp, David Herman, Ralph Nader, Peter Breitmayer, P.J. Byrne, Pete Gardner, Kym Whitley, Gavin Grazer, Esther Scott, Emilio Rivera, Clint Howard, Jack Conley, Wayne Flemming, Jason Marsden, Scott L. Schwartz, Rick Overton, Brian Tee, Phil Reeves, Daniel Espeseth, Garrett M. Brown, Peter Weireter, Steve Kehela, Rob Nagle, Oliver Muirhead, Chris Ellis, Robert Alan Beuth, James Whitmore, Jeff Garlin, Andray Johnson, Larry Kagele, Laurie Metcalf, Tamara Craig Thomas

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Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)
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Movie Review by AJ
April 14th, 2006

It's not focused enough to be a sharp corporate satire, and it never shows enough courage to wade into darker waters to be a black comedy. What it is, however, is Jim Carrey going absolutely bonkers in his first real comedic role since 2003's Bruce Almighty. It's one of Carrey's lesser vehicles, but this is more because of the awkward script, which still manages to hit enough right notes to make Fun with Dick and Jane a breezy, amusing 90 minutes. I've never seen the 1977 original, but this one is fairly entertaining. Plus, bonus points for including Carlos Jacott, one of the three actors to appear on all three of Joss Whedon's television series (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly), and Six Feet Under's dead patriach, Richard Jenkins.

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Jessica
Jan 31, 2007 10:18 PM
 
I thought Jim Carrey did a very good job .... I like this film!!



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