Fun With Dick and Jane
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Fun With Dick and Jane
Dick Harper's years of hard work finally pay off when he is promoted to vice president at Globodyne, a worldwide leader in the consolidation of media properties. But, after exactly one day in his new job, Globodyne is destroyed by an Enron-like calamity -- and he is left holding the bag. Dick's sudden reversal of fortune has left him little time to set money aside for a rainy day. Now, it's raining buckets. Dick and his loving wife Jane watch in horror as their deluxe suburban home, their luxury cars and their status-conscious friends quickly vanish into thin air. After playing by… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Dick and Jane thereby emerge comically and sentimentally as the unlikeliest of collectivist crusaders."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"Fun With Dick & Jane offers the faintly depressing sight of Jim Carrey, like Dick Harper, doing whatever it takes to earn his supper."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"The downward mobility of the middle class straight to the poverty level, or crime often not as evil, but rather economic desperation, are plot points hardly likely to sit well with those who control this economy and profit from it."
‑ Prairie Miller, WBAI Web Radio
"This cynical look at how the American family can only achieve their dreams through crime is a bit more of a political statement rather than comedic entertainment."
‑ Michael Szymanski,
"Se puede ver simple y sencillamente para pasar el rato, con una buena bolsa de palomitas y un refresco al lado."
‑ Jorge Avila Andrade, Moviola
"The movie starts off silly, soon becomes funny and then skyrockets into irrepressible hilarity."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Fun with Dick and Jane is an extended Enron joke used to give Jim Carrey plenty of opportunity to mug for the camera. Everything else is more or less perfunctory to that."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"An entertaining and zippy 87 minutes."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
"A sharp, funny shot at people taking their luxe life too seriously."
‑ Matt Pais,
"A razor-sharp satire on class struggle and the evaporating America dream, which adroitly masquerades as a screwball star turn."
‑ Simon Braund, Empire Magazine
"The title holds true for about 20 minutes or so in the middle of director Dean Parisot's loose remake of the 1977 Jane Fonda-George Segal vehicle ..."
‑ Scott Foundas, L.A. Weekly
"Consider it a signed confession of remake rape when a "produced by Jim Carrey" credit appears atop his noodle-limbed exaggeration of "I Believe I Can Fly." his corporate-greed satire doesn't just lack bite. It lacks gnaw. It even lacks nibble."
‑ Nick Rogers,
"In a strange way, it's fitting that a movie about people out of work should itself barely work."
‑ Peter T. Chattaway, Christianity Today
"The film proposes Carrey as an Everyman for the 21st century. But if you don't sympathize with the film's variations on the American Dream, that's a frightening thought."
‑ Leo Goldsmith, Reverse Shot
"Carrey and Leoni don't achieve much chemistry, mostly because she's so busy playing straight man to his antics."
‑ Todd Jorgenson, Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
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