A remake of the 1977 George Segal, Jane Fonda film of the same name, Fun With Dick and Jane is a comedy about a married couple who resorts to a life of crime to keep up their lifestyle after the loss of their high-paying jobs.A not-so-ordinary family finds a new way of paying the bills in this comedy.
Consider it a signed confession of remake rape when a "produced by Jim Carrey" credit appears atop his noodle-limbed exaggeration of "I Believe I Can Fly." his corporate-greed satire doesn't just lack bite. There are a few scenes where I came close to a genuine chuckle, but on the whole it's so flat that I felt indifferent to watching it.
The only reason I continued, was in the naive hope that it would get better somehow.
Particularly in his iconic mid-’90s roles, Carrey treats his body like a man-sized rag doll, using his wiry features and face to project emotions words can only insinuate.
As if hopped-up on so many cans of Surge, Carrey acts like a boy in a man’s body, and yet he’s hardly masculine.
While his contemporary male comedians (Adam Sandler, shudder) flaunted their manhood, endorsing frat-bro behavior.
Carrey, on the other hand, seems more like the guy the frat bros beat up.If you’re willing to drop 300 bucks to get the VHS on Amazon, this soft-core throwback can be all yours. Carrey has a minute role as a mute naked camera man named Ralph, which isn’t at all memorable except for the fact that it’s Jim Carrey in a soft-core flick. sorry) can’t veil the movie’s crippling flaws, which are too many to list. “The Sex and Violence Family Hour” (1983)Among other roles, Carrey plays a “coked-out mega millionaire who’s so paranoid he has armed guards checking out his armed guards.” A pseudo-movie comprised of unmemorable skits, though it does have a great title.It’s worth mentioning, however, that you can already discern in Carrey’s caricatures the twitchy physical humor that would define his ’90s style. “Finders Keepers” (1984)Michael O’Keefe, an Oscar-winner who fell off the map, stars as a con man on the run from a woman’s roller derby team after he accidentally steals a dead man’s stolen money.Carrey pops up in a couple lame scenes as the inane dead man, who isn’t so dead (spoiler). The part amounts to zilch, but he also doesn’t do anything irritating either, so there’s that. “Copper Mountain” (1983)A Lifetime-lite flick about some people who do some stuff at a ski resort. It’s amazing how his innocent dunce persona is already so clear, rife with recognizable tics and that oafishly de trop humor.You can see shades of “The Cable Guy” and Lloyd Christmas here. “Earth Girls Are Easy” (1988)Carrey, playing a singing alien named Wiploc, is hidden under a slab of makeup and hair. He’s upstaged by an equally unrecognizable Jeff Goldblum, playing an alien of a different color (they’re like a hairy pack of crayons). “Rubberface” (1983)1983 was a busy year for the ascending funny man, and this is the movie many people consider his first.It’s not, but it does exhibit more Carrey-isms than the previous drudge on his resume, especially the flailing, gangly limbs.