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Old 09-25-07, 02:50 PM
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Is Dane Cook's movie career (hopefuly) dying a quick death?

Seeing the reviews (3% on RottenTomatoes.com) and lackluster box office of the latest abomination starring this unfunny jerk, could his movie career thankfully be headed down the drain where it belongs?



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He is this generations's Andrew Dice Clay, we all know what happened to his film career.
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I've never seen a comic take a bigger dive than Dane Cook. He's young, and may yet figure himself out.
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You sure do throw around that term loosely in regards to Dane Cook... that term being "career."
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Originally Posted by DVD Josh
I've never seen a comic take a bigger dive than Dane Cook. He's young, and may yet figure himself out.
He's actually not that young, he's in his mid-thirties. He's apparently been a "stand up" for almost 20 years...
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His problem is he's not playing the funny man in his films. His "talent" is to be funny, yet he ignores it.

I did like him in Mr. Brooks though.
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Personally I have liked his movies and I really like his stand-up. I'm hoping that he continues with what he's doing.
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I liked his first stand up CD, then I realized he was a shitty comic who's all gimmick no wit
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Originally Posted by C-Mart
Personally I have liked his movies and I really like his stand-up. I'm hoping that he continues with what he's doing.
I agree. Box office success or not, I'm still enjoying the projects he's been doing.
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Originally Posted by C-Mart
Personally I have liked his movies and I really like his stand-up. I'm hoping that he continues with what he's doing.

What year do you graduate from high school?
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Never liked his stand up. Haven't seen "Mr. Brooks" yet. Was in and out of the theater so I'm renting it when it comes out in October. Cook also has a supporting role in the new Robert Benton film with Greg Kinnear. He could pull of these type off rolls. And should stop with the low brow.

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I was always a fan of his standup, but I think he could be picking better roles (with the exception of Mr. Brooks which I haven't seen). Although I did enjoy Waiting.
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Originally Posted by cungar
What year do you graduate from high school?
I don't really see why that would matter. I should be allowed to have and express my own opinion without being the target of ignorant stereotyping. Thank you.

FYI I graduated in 1995, and know many people who graduated before and after me that all enjoy Dane Cook.
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Don't like the guy at all. I think his stand-up is mediocre. That said, some of my friends (30-somethings who are attorneys, computer nerds, sports agents) dig the guy.

Hopefully for his sake he has a blossoming film career. I just don't see it happening.
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Don't care for his stand up from the small bits that i've heard, but he wasn't bad in Good Luck Chuck despite the reviews. I think he can pull off the actor stuff if he tried harder.
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I haven't bothered with any of his movies but I enjoy his stand-up, so I don't really understand the hate.

Did he kill your dog or something?
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not quick enough if you ask me.
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I think a lot of the hate comes from overexposure. I think people who were late to the party or just not interested in the first place just got sick of hearing so much about him, so the bashing began. I liked him before his stand up wasn't shown over and over on Comedy Central and his routine wasn't being done over and over by idiot college kids. I still like his stuff, but for a while I was sick of hearing him. And I don't think these roles are the right kind of thing for him.
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Something has to live before it can die.
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Originally Posted by Daytripper
Never liked his stand up. Haven't seen "Mr. Brooks" yet. Was in and out of the theater so I'm renting it when it comes out in October. Cook also has a supporting role in the new Robert Benton film with Greg Kinnear. He could pull of these type of rolls. And should stop with the low brow.
I saw Feast of Love (the Robert Benton movie with Greg Kinnear) last night and Dane Cook was definitely not in it. You might be thinking of Dan in Real Life with Steve Carell.
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Originally Posted by aintnosin
Something has to live before it can die.
Mwahahahah.

Add me to the list that thought this guy was never, and never will be, funny.
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Also a plethora of comedians he has stolen bits from hate his guts. He has an appeal to people who like snide, egotistical assholes.
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Dane Cook is just not funny to my ears.

I know this has been posted before, but I couldn't resist. This is dead on...

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he'll be around forever doing that crazy face, kicking in the air shit that wasn't funny when Robin Williams did it.
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Originally Posted by cungar
Also a plethora of comedians he has stolen bits from hate his guts. He has an appeal to people who like snide, egotistical assholes.
Again with the stereotyping! If he doesn't appeal to you then who are you to say who he does appeal to? You know it is possible to state your opinion without disparaging other people right? You should try it.

On a side note... who has he stolen material from? (not refuting your claim, just curious as this is the first I have heard of it)

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