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Old 08-06-08, 11:15 PM   #26
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I liked Fun With Dick and Jane I seem to be alone in that, I need to add it to the "Movies you like but other people hate" thread.
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Old 08-06-08, 11:17 PM   #27
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The movie might be funny but the trailer doesn't do it any favors.

Yeah, I thought Dick and Jane was very funny too.
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Old 08-07-08, 03:53 AM   #28
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Count me in as someone else who likes Dick and Jane a lot too, even though I still think the 1977 original is better by just a small margin (Ed McMahon is a big reason for that).

Saw the trailer while at the midnight showing of Pineapple Express and I didn't think it looked that great either. Like someone else pointed out, it does seem like a mainstream version of Chaos Theory, a film which I did enjoy when I saw it earlier this year while it was being tested here in Phoenix, AZ and still think highly of now. That doesn't bode well, but you never know. Like William Goldman says, "Nobody knows anything."
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Old 08-07-08, 09:16 AM   #29
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Looks Funny
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Old 08-07-08, 10:52 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel
Another 1/3rd had to be all the re-shoots that had to go on to put out a "presentable" product.
This kind of stuff doesn't help:

Stephanie DeTiege .... executive assistant: Mr. Carrey
Jill Ambrosino .... assistant: Mr. Carrey
Dotan Bonen .... security: Mr. Carrey
Gary Kobat .... trainer: Mr. Carrey
Linaia Light .... masseuse: Mr. Carrey

A staff of 5 people (plus he had his own costumer) plus his $25 million salary has to add up to a nice hunk of the budget.
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Old 08-07-08, 11:49 AM   #31
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I'm not a big Carrey fan, yet this looks funny to me. I'll see it.
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Old 08-07-08, 12:09 PM   #32
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I'll check it out, looks funny.
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Old 08-08-08, 04:41 AM   #33
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Looks good. Might go see it. But I don't think it'll be at the top of my list.

I really like Fun With Dick and Jane. I appreciate it's commentary on the crooked corporations more than anything. It had a lot of good, fun humor. The only thing that bogged it down as the completely inplausable banking stuff (maybe because I work with wire transfers, etc. all the time and know how that stuff works).
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Old 08-08-08, 09:43 AM   #34
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Looks like poop, sadly. I too wish he do more things like Eternal Sunshine.
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Old 08-08-08, 10:02 AM   #35
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This will be a hit. Carrey shines in films like this, even if they are predictable. but aren't most comedies predictable?
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Old 08-08-08, 10:17 AM   #36
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Carrey is simply annoying. I've never been a fan of his comedies for the most part. This seems like a silly take on Liar Liar with the whole compulsion aspect. Couldn't lie and now he can't say Wish he did more stuff like The Truman Show and Eternal Sunshine. In the age of the Apatow comedy, Carrey is obsolete (then again I was saying this during the raging Sandler or Carrey debates in middle school lol)
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