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Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 21 December 2005 (USA)
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When an affluent couple lose all their money following a series of blunders, they turn to a life of crime to make ends meet.

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Dean Parisot

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Judd Apatow (screenplay), Nicholas Stoller (screenplay) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Carrey ... Dick Harper
Téa Leoni ... Jane Harper
Alec Baldwin ... Jack McCallister
Richard Jenkins ... Frank Bascombe
Angie Harmon ... Veronica Cleeman
John Michael Higgins ... Garth
Richard Burgi ... Joe Cleeman
Carlos Jacott ... Oz Peterson
Aaron Michael Drozin Aaron Michael Drozin ... Billy Harper
Gloria Garayua ... Blanca
Michelle Arthur ... Dick's Secretary
Stacey Travis ... Jack's Receptionist
Timm Sharp ... Jack's Assistant
David Herman ... Angry Caller (voice)
Dempsey Pappion ... Production Assistant
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Storyline

And just like that, Globodyne Corporation--the big media institution where the affluent suburbanite and the company's Vice President, Dick Harper, works--collapses in a grand scandal, Enron-style. To make matters worse, in the worst possible time, Dick's stressed-out travel agent wife, Jane, decides to quit her job--and if this isn't enough--their savings are gone, and nothing can stop Dick and Jane's downward spiral. Now, after a series of failed attempts to keep a job, the desperate and impoverished couple has only one method to stay afloat: to summon up the nerve and steal their way out of misery. However, are Dick and Jane cut out for a life of crime? Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief language, some sexual humor and occasional humorous drug references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

21 December 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fun with Dick & Jane See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,383,515, 25 December 2005

Gross USA:

$110,332,737

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$202,026,112
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS (8 channels)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Paramount Pictures paid Sony over US$100,000 to interrupt filming of this movie for a week so that Jim Carrey could do promotional appearances for Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004). See more »

Goofs

After robbing the "Head Shop", the Ford that Jane is driving is seen spinning counter-clockwise {as viewed from above} but is later seen spinning clockwise, defying physics. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dick Harper: Globodyne is a consolidator of media properties. Globodyne is a consolidator of media properties. Consolidator. Consolidator.
[traffic light turns]
Dick Harper: Oh, no!
Title card: Run, Dick, Run
Dick Harper: Globodyne's a consolidator of media properties and data retrieval with a focus in fiber-optic content provision. It's basically a synergy of Web-based and platform-based UNIX-driven delivery systems. OK, I made that last part up.
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Crazy Credits

The start of the ending credits begins with a "special thanks" to former Enron CEO Kenneth L. Lay, who ripped off their employees pensions. The credits then proceed to thank other Enron employees and other companies that have bankrupted, such as Tyco and Worldcom. See more »


Soundtracks

The Wide Window
from A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Written by Thomas Newman
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks SKG
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As much fun as Carrey and Leoni can make it.
22 January 2006 | by The_OrendaSee all my reviews

Dick and Jane is a comedy I didn't expect to do very well. I wasn't sold by the trailers, and another remake is something the world can live happily without. Dick and Jane is an underrated hit though, and Carrey and Leoni are remarkably not as annoying as they sometimes can be. Carrey is, thankfully, as hyperbolic as the character of Dick will let him be and Jane isn't as complicated a role for Leoni to fall on. The movie excellently thanks corporations for its inspiration in the final credits.

Dick has a happy, healthy upper-middle class family. A promotion to the upper echelon believes him to convince his wife Jane to quit her job and get that hot tub they always wanted. A sudden change in corporate direction however, changes their future as they must resort to drastic measures when the bills aren't getting paid.

I didn't find myself laughing as much as I wanted to for a movie. In a year dominated by comedy-remake stinkers like the Honeymooners and Bewitched, Dick and Jane is one of the better movies of the year to watch. If you want a good movie to watch and understand a little bit of corporate history, I recommend Dick and Jane for you.


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