Funny Money
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Leslie Greif directs this adaptation of Ray Cooney's hit British play, a throwback farce about mistaken identity. Chevy Chase plays Henry Perkins, a listless late-middle-aged executive in a wax fruit company; his wife, Carol (Penelope Ann Miller), is similarly bored, a struggling sculptor and housewife in Hoboken, NJ. On his way home from work to a surprise birthday party Carol is throwing, he accidentally switches briefcases with a Russian mobster. He opens the suitcase at a local bar and discovers five million dollars inside. He rushes home and tries to arrange a flight to Barcelona for… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Any movie that starts in a wax-fruit factory can't be all bad."
‑ Michael Ordoņa, Los Angeles Times
"I can imagine how this script played funny on stage, given the right cast. However, it just never seems to work on the movie (or rather television) screen."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"The cast is uniformly pretty terrible, playing what are already broad situations over the top."
‑ Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News
"... never-hilarious but often-quite-amusing ..."
‑ Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly
"Welcome, Mr. Chase, to the absolute bottom of your career."
‑ David Cornelius,
"An old-fashioned screwball farce with a few amusing moments, just not enough of them."
‑ Chuck O'Leary,
"Perfectly serviceable middle of the road comedy."
‑ Jim Hemphill,
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