Fun with Dick and Jane is a 2005 American romantic comedy adventure film directed by Dean Parisot and produced by Jim Carrey and Brian Grazer. The screenplay was written by Judd Apatow and Nicholas Stoller from the story by Judd Apatow, Nicholas Stoller and Gerald Gaiser which is based on Fun with Dick and Jane by Gerald Gaiser, David Giler, Jerry Belson and Mordecai Richler. The film is a remake of the 1977 film of the same name.
Rated: PG-13 (movie contains brief language, some sexual humor and occasional humorous drug references)
Run Time: 1h 30min
Release Date: December 21, 2005 (USA)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director: Dean Parisot
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Fun with Dick and Jane stars Jim Carrey, Tea Leoni, Alec Baldwin, Richard Jenkins, Angie Harmon, John Michael Higgins, Richard Burgi, Carlos Jalott, Clint Howard, James Whitmore, Jason Marsden, Laurie Metcalf, Stacey Travis and P.J. Byrne.
Fun with Dick and Jane is the story of Dick Harper (Jim Carrey) and his wife Jane (Tea Leoni), a middle-class couple trying to keep up with the Jones and compete with their neighbors with cars and lawns. Dick was on the fast track and just got promoted to the Head of Communications at Globodyne giving him a nice raise in salary and Jane is going to be able to quit her job and spend more time with the kids.
The very next day, Dick makes his debut as the face of Globodyne in a television interview show pitted against Ralph Nader. Dick had prepared remarks for the interview and was blindsided with questions about Globodyne’s Enron-esque collapse. During the interview, the stock chart for Globodyne was plummeting along with its pension fund. The company was bankrupt and Dick was out of a job. Coincidentally, the very same day, Jane was fed up at work and knowing Dick had just received a raise, she quit her job in a dramatic tirade.
Suddenly the two were jobless with no prospects with the economy suffering. Jobless with no savings, pension or home equity, Dick and Jane sink slowly into poverty to the point their newly installed lawn gets repossessed. Desperate, Dick and Jane resort to robbery in order to handle the massive debt they now face. Two intelligent people, the husband and wife duo actually get pretty good at robbing people and even enjoy it — but they have second thoughts when they’re reminded that crime can hurt innocent people. When the couple hears that Globodyne boss Jack McCallister (Alec Baldwin) actually swindled the company pension and was the real reason the company went bankrupt, they plot revenge.
“Hey, how do you like the new wheels?” – Garth
“Nice.” – Dick Harper
“Hooked up with a new company. Great benefits… They trade energy. It’s called Enron!” – Barth
“Huh?” – Dick Harper
“Do you have any idea what I had to go through to get that form? – Frank Bascombe
No, let me guess… a fifth of Scotch?” – Dick Harper
“I got the lawn back.” – Dick Harper
“We followed the rules, and we got screwed.” – Dick Harper
Official Movie Trailer
Jim Carrey as Dick Harper
Tea Leoni as Jane Harper
Alec Baldwin as Jack McCallister
Richard Jenkins as Frank Bascombe
Angie Harmon as Veronica Cleeman
John Michael Higgins as Garth
Richard Burgi as Joe Cleeman
Carlos Jalott as Oz Peterson
Clint Howard as INS Agent
James Whitmore as Toy Store Security Guard
Laurie Metcalf as Jane’s Boss Phyllis
Ralph Nader as Ralph Nader
Stacey Travis as Jack’s Receptionist
P.J. Byrne as Laughing Executive