FUN WITH DICK AND JANE (2005) GEM, 10.40PM, M, COM­EDY

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - HIGHLIGHTS -

Jim Car­rey re­turned to his safe-bet comic genre for this Bon­nie-and-Clyde-gonebonkers com­edy, but didn’t nec­es­sar­ily bring many laughs along for the ride. The rub­ber-faced star plays Dick Harper, a lowly suit in mega-cor­po­ra­tion Glo­bo­dyne, whose un­ex­pected pro­mo­tion is a ruse to take the heat off his slimy CEO (Alec Baldwin) for the com­pany’s im­pend­ing bank­ruptcy. With Dick strug­gling to re-en­ter the work­force and wife Jane (Téa Leoni) in job limbo, they re­sort to the un­ex­pect­edly prof­itable and ef­fort­less pur­suit of armed rob­bery to make ends meet. There are a few tightly wound jokes that ar­rive at big punch­lines, but it’s mostly skit­tish hu­mour through­out.

★★★

On the run: Téa Leoni and Jim Car­rey in Fun­with­Dick

andJane.

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