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Bush early in Fun with Dick and Jane. The president appears on tv a few times, framed at a sarcastic distance so the movie can take easy shots at his soundbite pronouncements, without much critique of policy or philosophy. InDick producer as well as star Carrey is a wealthy executive working for Globodyne Corporation.
It's a slow week for DVD releases, and next week looks even slower. After searching hard for a hidden gem, there's nothing here I would deem a must have, and none rate as a DVD "Pick of the Week. Its best market overall continues to be the U.
Kudos where they're due: This comedy of downward mobility isn't afraid to name names by ending with a pointed list of thanks to corporate plunderers and their henchman, from Enron chairman Ken Lay to Tyco's Dennis Kozlowski. If only the movie itself were so sharply funny. The year isand corporate shill Dick Harper Jim Carrey is moving steadily up
Forgotbusters re-examines movies that were among the top 25 grossing films the year of their release, but have receded culturally, in order to explore what originally attracted audiences to them, and why they failed to endure. My wife and I are expecting our first child in November, and one question looms above all others as we prepare for the blessed event: How are we going to pay for all of this? I make a solid living and have not been sued by a major credit-card company in over a year.
Those who do not learn from history are doomed to remake it. The movie stars Jim Carrey as Dick, an executive of a megacorp so much like Enron as makes no difference, who is promoted to vice president in charge of communications just in time to be its spokesman on live cable news as the corporation's stock melts down to pennies a share. Tea Leoni plays his wife, Jane, who is a travel agent but has quit her job that very morning because of Dick's big promotion.
When an upwardly mobile couple find themselves unemployed and in debt, they turn to armed robbery in desperation. Ted Kotcheff directs the original version of the comedy. Starring George Segal and Jane Fonda.
After Dick Harper loses his job at Globodyne in an Enron-esque collapse, he and his wife, Jane, turn to crime in order to handle the massive debt they now face. Two intelligent people, Dick and Jane actually get pretty good at robbing people and even enjoy it -- but they have second thoughts when they're reminded that crime can hurt innocent people. When the couple hears that Globodyne boss Jack McCallister actually swindled the company, they plot revenge. I thought I have seen almost all the films of Jim Carrey, but then I found that's not true, so I decided to start with this.