Fun with Dick and Jane

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +3

Content: -1 1/2

See Dick (Jim Carrey). He is living the American dream as a VP for Globodyne Industries. See Jane (Tea Leoni). She has quit her job now that her husband Dick has made it to the coveted 51st floor of Globodyne. Dick and Jane have a beautiful home, a maid, new landscaping and a BMW. Life couldnt be better in this comedy remake of the 1977 version. That is until Dicks boss (Alec Baldwin) bankrupts the company, takes all the money for himself and leaves the employees jobless and pensionless. Since following the rules has gotten him nowhere and lost him everything, Dick takes matters into his own hands along with a few disguises and a childs squirt gun. When he and Jane discover they have a real knack for knocking over coffee shops and restaurants, they save themselves from bankruptcy and use their new-found talents to teach his heartless boss a lesson hell not soon forget.

Fun with Dick and Jane is indeed fun. The film is a side-splitting parody of the big-business accounting debacles in recent years. Jim Carreys rubber-like facial expressions and his slap-stick humor keep viewers entertained and wishing for more. While the main characters initially make a moral compromise, they eventually come to the conclusion that the real cure for their problems is a clean conscience. However, a clean conscience for them involves exacting revenge on the corrupt CEO. There is some suggestive dialogue between a husband and wife. And on several occasions, alcohol and marijuana use is portrayed in a comical manner, though not necessarily as acceptable. Theres also a lot of profanity and crude language as well as the mild violence portrayed through robberies. Moviegoers who enjoy Jim Carreys physical humor and off-the-wall antics should consider this a must-see.

Preview Reviewer: Kellie Parmar
Sony Pictures Releasing

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (14) times mild (hell 4, damn 3); moderate (b-stard 2); strong (-ss 2, SOB 3)

Obscene Language: Several (6) times moderate (p-ss 1, scr-w 2); strong (f-word 1, s-word 2)

Profanity: Many (12) times moderate (MG 8, G 4)

Violence: Many times mild (slapstick style struggling between men, several occurrences of armed robbery with a squirt gun, fake guns flailed about in a bank heist, aggressive arrests of husband and wife crime team, a few fistfights between a couple of men)

Sex: Several times mild (several incidents of aggressive and passionate kissing between husband and wife, husband and wife roll around on bed half dressed)

Nudity: Once mild (woman shown wearing panties and husbands pajama top)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Several times mild (female employer watches as male employee tries to urinate into a cup for a drug test and joking occurs, husband and wife discuss how crime spree is a sexual turn-on, several incidents of double entendre with sexual references)

Drugs: Several times mild (alcohol use and drunkenness is portrayed in a humorous light); moderate (growing, selling and use of marijuana is portrayed as humorous)

Other: Revenge is portrayed as satisfying, some stereotypical behaviors portrayed in ethnic characters could be interpreted as racially offensive

Running Time: 90 minutes
Intended Audience: Older teens and Adults

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