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Fun With Dick and Jane

PG 1977 1h 35m Comedy List
57% Tomatometer 14 Reviews 51% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings
Dick Harper (George Segal) is the perfect husband. He's got the perfect job and the perfect wife, Jane (Jane Fonda). Things are so perfect for the Harpers that they have just built a swimming pool in their backyard, using money they don't actually have. Then Dick is unexpectedly fired from his job and the couple find themselves deeply in debt. Dick starts looking elsewhere for employment, but when he finds he has no marketable skills, he and Jane have no choice but to turn to a life of crime. Read More Read Less
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Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times This stuff is funny enough, but somehow it's too easy. It's situation comedy, when the movie's earlier moments seemed to be promising us a hard-boiled commentary... Rated: 2.5/4 Jul 2, 2018 Full Review Rene Jordan El Nuevo Herald (Miami) George Segal and Jane Fonda portray high-class thieves with astuteness and style. [Full review in Spanish] Aug 16, 2023 Full Review David A. Nardozzi Philadelphia Gay News The flimsy plot, to be sure, is mightily fleshed out by three nutrients: cliche, stereotype and improbability. May 26, 2020 Full Review Bernard Drew Gannett News Service Embarrassing. Nov 4, 2019 Full Review Ruth Batchelor Los Angeles Free Press The funniest comedy of the year. Oct 25, 2019 Full Review Cole Smithey ColeSmithey.com Rated: 4/5 Mar 16, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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nick s This comedy had some fun moments. But the humour was a little hit and miss. The opening credits were great; the acting was good. Some story elements were a bit over the top. Not sure about the morality of the whole thing. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 11/21/23 Full Review Andre G Interesting movie. It's a shame that there's lives got ruined. This what they resorted to. Different type of roll to see Jim Carey in. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 05/18/23 Full Review jon c The perfect tribute to human ingenuity The late George Segal and Jane Fonda star as Dick & Jane, like any married couple they have the best life has to offer from good jobs to a nice house to a loving child But all that falls apart when they get fired, lose their pool, their mortgage, and are flat out broke So they turn to becoming the generation's Bonnie & Clyde of San Fernando The remake wasn't that funny but this one has the likable charm of Segal and Fonda at the helm It's also a relatable dilemma they find themselves in Any couple falling on hard financial times would resort to crime to combat their debts Who knew these two would have fun doing things they'd never imagine to get out of such scrapes? I did chuckle a few times at their shenanigans of course more belly-inducing laughs would've been welcome This version is way more endearing and realistic than the 2005 remake that's for sure Fonda and Segal make the sly romantic stick-em up couple Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Dick and Jane Harper (George Segal and Jane Fonda) were living the American dream, but when Dick's aerospace job got liquidated due to the fuzzy accounting of his boss Charlie Blanchard (Ed McMahon, and if you think I'm not doing a week of movies that Ed was in, you don't know me) and have to suddenly figure out how to save everything they have, even if Jane's parents believe that poverty is going to be the best lesson they can ever receive. The best answer to their problems? A life of crime. While Dick and Jane try to keep the people they're stealing from to be those even more on the wrong side of the law than them, they still worry that they're getting too used to being criminals. Can they give it up? Or is the lure of easy money just too much? This movie was based on a story by Gerard Gaiser, which was scripted by David Giler (who wrote Myra Breckinridge and The Parallax View, as well as serving as the producer and rewriter of Alien as part of his partnership with Walter Hill), Jerry Belson (who popularized the line, "When you assume…" in a script he wrote for The Odd Couple) and Mordecai Richler. It's directed by Ted Kotcheff, whose career is all over every genre, from the scares of Wake In Fright to the sports film North Dallas Forty, the original Rambo movie First Blood and Weekend at Bernie's. That said — this has a homophobic scene followed by George Segal in blackface, so…1977 everybody. A year I was alive in, can remember and yes, it's even more racist today, so we've made progress. Not enough progress, but some. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Like a crappy 70s sitcom, complete with Hispanic stereotypes. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member While the movie politically is clearly not on the side of Dick and Jane, ideologically it doesn't know any side but Dick and Jane's, reproducing the prototypical consumerist perversity of trying to eat cake and have it too. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Dick Harper (George Segal) is the perfect husband. He's got the perfect job and the perfect wife, Jane (Jane Fonda). Things are so perfect for the Harpers that they have just built a swimming pool in their backyard, using money they don't actually have. Then Dick is unexpectedly fired from his job and the couple find themselves deeply in debt. Dick starts looking elsewhere for employment, but when he finds he has no marketable skills, he and Jane have no choice but to turn to a life of crime.
Director
Ted Kotcheff
Producer
Peter Bart, Max Palevsky
Screenwriter
David Giler, Jerry Belson, Mordecai Richler
Production Co
Columbia
Rating
PG
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Sep 28, 2010
Runtime
1h 35m
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