Fun with Dick and Jane

December 21st, 2005


Fun with Dick and Jane

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An update of the 1977 comedy, Dick and Jane are living the good life. That is until Dick (Jim Carrey) loses his job shortly after getting a promotion that convinced his wife Jane (Téa Leoni) to quit her job. The money is gone, and the house ends up in foreclosure. Dick decides to turn to a hilarious life of crime to pay the bills with his lovely wife by his side...

Release Year: 2005

Rating: 6.0/10 (57,681 voted)

Critic's Score: 47/100

Director: Dean Parisot

Stars: Jim Carrey, Téa Leoni, Alec Baldwin

The day before Globodyne's stock tanks, a la Enron, and its pension fund evaporates, the corporation's CEO and CFO set up middle manager Dick Harper to be the public face of the disaster. Jobless, and with no savings, pension, or home equity, Dick and his wife Jane sink slowly into poverty. He looks for work (as do all former Globodyne executives); he even tries day labor with the relatives of their Mexican nanny. A foreclosure notice sends Dick and Jane over the edge into a life of blue-collar crime. Then, as things finally look up, the report of an looming indictment pushes Dick and Jane toward a denouement with the real criminals, the white-collar guys.

Writers: Judd Apatow, Nicholas Stoller

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 - 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

Taglines: This Christmas, one family is living the American Dream a little differently


Official Website: Gaumont Columbia Tristar [France] | Official site [Russia] |

Release Date: 21 December 2005

Filming Locations: City of Industry, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $21,530,160 (USA) (25 December 2005) (3056 Screens)

Gross: $202,026,112 (Worldwide) (22 October 2006)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The document that McCallister needs to fill out at the bank once he exchanges the bonds is called a "CRM-114 form". "CRM-114" is commonly used by _Stanley Kubrick_ in his films, most notably as the device aboard the bomber in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

Plot holes: There is no way the Frank would have known that Dick said that the Coordinator's car had been stolen or that she was even out in the parking lot.

[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.

User Review

"Fun" with Dick...and Jane

Rating: 9/10

I'm a huge Jim Carrey fan; I've found with most people that you are or you aren't. If you aren't a Carrey fan than this film may not be for you...

I was very anxious for this film to come out once I heard it was in production; however, after I saw a couple of reviews on TV it appeared to be another clichéd holiday flick that featured a toned down version of Carrey.

I made sure to keep my hopes low for this film just in case Carrey was not in pure form; however, I was delightfully surprised. Carrey lights up the screen once again with his zany antics and rubberface slapstick comedy. The film, by far from my favorite Carrey movie will definitely be added to my collection for not only Carrey's comedic stylings, but also for its good acting (Baldwin, Leoni) and message.

Although I never did see the original, the present day story hits home with current collapses of major corporations such as Enron, Worldcom, and many others. Although this updated script seemed a bit unfinished it was definitely worth the $6.00 ticket.

Teà Leoni, while at times was a bit hard to swallow made a good match for her high energy movie spouse, Jim Carrey. She was able to come up to Carrey's intensity with her constant anxious energy, yet throughout most of the movie he out shined her as he does most of his movie co-stars.

Another unmentioned quality that the movie has is its clean content. The cussing is kept to a minimum and there is no graphic or violent content; making it a great choice for a family film. My 6-year-old niece saw it with me and she was laughing throughout and it kept her attention!

Although I did not give the movie a perfect rating mainly due to the script and emphasis on plot, I would give this movie 3 out of 4 stars. I would liken the film to Liar Liar with a watered down script. I would definitely check out this one out - you're guaranteed to have Fun with Dick, and maybe Jane =)


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