Breezy, uneven update of the George Segal -Jane Fonda vehicle is the rare Hollywood remake that, by daring to reinterpret its source material within a fresh political context, actually has a reason to exist; the results, if not exactly subtle, are still fun enough to fend off any charges of titular false advertising. Fans of Jim Carrey in full-on manic mode should help Sony bank some B. Some might argue that by lambasting the giant corporations whose politically entrenched top dogs and fraudulent accounting practices have wreaked havoc on the American economy in recent years, pic is basically shooting fish in a barrel.
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.
The first is a pleasant enough comedy with several inspired moments. The second is a truly wicked social satire that keeps trying to sneak through. If they'd made the second movie, they might have had some kind of masterpiece on their hands.
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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
Wanneer Dick Harper gepromoveerd wordt tot hoofd communicatie bij het bedrijf Globodyne, zijn hij en zijn vrouw Jane door het dolle heen. Eindelijk hoeven ze zich geen zorgen meer te maken over geld en kan Jane stoppen met werken om thuis te moederen over zoontje Billy. Helaas blijkt dit toekomstbeeld al snel een illusie, want de volgende dag gaat Globodyne op verdachte wijze failliet.