Fun with Dick and Jane

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Fun with Dick and Jane is a remake film and features Jim Carrey. For a while, I have not found Carrey funny as he tried to move beyond his early, unique comedy in films like Ace Ventura and Dumb and Dumber. Fun with Dick and Jane features a more mature Carrey, who has refound his comedic groove.

The plot shows us Carrey as climbing the corporate ladder as the company falls apart around him. His idealic life rapidly disintegrates and he faces jobless presuures. Before long, he is willing to do just about anything to bring home a buck. I found the scene where he was competing with the immigrant day laborers for employment particularly humorous.

Many films promise "laugh out loud hilarious," but Fun with Dick and Jane actually delivers on that promise, which is a rare find. The plot involving corporate scandal keeps this film grounded in reality with a message, and not just another silly, pointless film.

Overall Grade: A-

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