Saturday, July 19, 2008

"Fun with Dick & Jane"

“Best things in life are free” is the song that is playing at the end of the movie. What a superbly fitting tune. It’s ALWAYS nice to get something for free!!!
“Fun with Dick & Jane” is enjoyable, silly and just an all around fun film for the entire family to watch. Jim Carrey and Tea Leoni are living the good life. They are raising their son in a good neighborhood; they have a nanny who takes care of him, and pretty much anything else they desire. When Dick gets promoted, Jane quits her job to stay home and spend more time with their son. All of a sudden out of nowhere, Dick loses his job and they both end up looking for new work; but of course they find nothing! They resort to robbing stores, but lack the necessary skills for this type of job to say the least. It’s a funny, and silly riches to rags and back to riches again story line. At one point Dick actually tries to rob a store and gets away with a slushy drink!!! Eventually Dick plans revenge upon his ex boss (Alec Baldwin), the high powered corporate exec responsible for Dick’s demise. Ultimately Dick finds himself back on top once again. Both Dick and Jane hold the movie together as a team, which makes it even more fun. Carrey and Leoni are a good contrast to watch on screen and allow the audience to of course shed a few laughs. If you are a Jim Carrey fan, and you like comedy, this one is for you.

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