Every film that has ever been nominated for a Razzie Award in any category.
The Three Stooges
Just Say Moe.
While trying to save their childhood orphanage, Moe, Larry, and Curly inadvertently stumble into a murder plot and wind up starring in a reality TV show.
I must be honest, this was not a film I was looking forward to. I hated the original Three Stooges so I was hardly keen on watching a 90-minute tribute act gurn their way through a terribly outdated routine whilst the fact the Farrelly brothers haven’t made a decent film in years was also a concern. Well even with rock bottom expectations the film still failed to deliver any sort of comedy. The plot follows Moe, Larry and Curly as they try and raise enough money to save their beloved orphanage from closure.
The film is excruciatingly unfunny with a series of drawn out and inept slapstick routines that quickly outstay their welcome. Perhaps part of the problem is that…
On behalf of a two year old child, this gets a star. Plus my rating.
I'm still pretty much a twelve year old boy, which means that watching three guys knock the shit out of each other is my idea of funny, and no one ever did it better than the Three Stooges.
I don't count Shemp. Fuck Shemp. He was lame.
Larry David in a nun outfit goes a long way.
Expectations were low, as I never really went for the originals as a kid, but maybe I'd be more impressed today. An uncanny replication, if I can trust my memory, and where I once saw merely lowbrow antics I now revel in...well, yeah, lowbrow antics, but performed with expert vaudeville timing the likes of which is virtually never seen nowadays. Its biggest problem, predictably, is that it's just too long—the division of the feature-length narrative into three "shorts" ain't foolin' anybody, and this style of comedy trades so much in repetition that sustaining it for 90 minutes is near-impossible. Didn't help that the third act takes a detour into a reality show I've never seen, either. But all three…
I’ve lived through a lot of terrible events in my life. This THREE STOOGES movie might be the worst, hands down.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
All the way back in 1994, Peter and Bobby Farrelly made Dumb and Dumber, one of the funniest comedies to come out in my lifetime. They filled out an amazing trifecta with Kingpin and There’s Something About Mary. Then came a whole lot of years of hit (Me, Myself and Irene) and miss (pretty much everything else on their filmography). When it was announced a few years ago that the Farrellies had made a Three Stooges movie, it sounded like they had really hit rock bottom. As a kid, I found the Stooges annoying, as an adult, they’re just painful. Funny has never been a word that came to mind. So why did I watch the Farrelly Brothers version of…
Great slapstick comedy.
Remember The New Adventures of Laurel and Hardy, where the duo fought a mummy and shared the screen with F. Murray Abraham? Of course you don't, and you probably won't be this soon either. To give it credit, Will Sasso, Chris Diamantopoulos and Sean Hayes do fantastic impressions of the Stooges, but that's what they are, basically doing a tribute act. Separated at each act like a short film, it seems to be a concession to the fact that this feels like a small eternity if you're not 5 years old, as we go through an endless repetition of eye-pokes and slapping. But don't worry, we've updated it with the completely unwelcome addition of Jersey Shore and reality TV references…
All I remember is Sofia Vergara.
Three interconnected short movies strung together as a movie with Larry David as a nun and Sofia Vergara as a golddigger. Painful slapstick in both senses.
OH (!!!!) how my father (and I) laughed -- and laughed and laughed and laughed -- at the original Stooges television series that aired from 1960 to 1972 and has replayed continuously since (which is how we watched it). Oh unenthusiastic oh (....) how my dad only chuckled at this 2012 film based on that beloved, classic comedy series.
Try as the Farrelly Brothers may, Peter and Bobby have not been able to continue to find suitable material to direct on a large theater screen that has allowed for them to come anywhere close to their early career achievements (such as Dumb & Dumber and There's Something About Mary which were both critical and box office hits!). It must be somewhat…
It delivers exactly what it says on the box. Zero plot (ok, basically The Blues Brothers "mission from God" redux) which is just an excuse to link bits of the Stooges doing their thing. Many very, very silly, very, very funny bits. Some bits fall flat, some almost sublime in their stupidity. Three leads are great, Sasso as Curly is the standout - and the most similar to his original counterpart. Made me want to revisit the classic Stooges shorts, but I never once during this film compared it unfavourably to the classics. Perhaps that was because of the uproarious laughter coming from my two fellow stooges sitting to my left, Hue and Mark. This film doesn't come close to the divine idiocy of "Dumb and Dumber", but after D&D I'd pretty much follow the Farrelly bros anywhere, and once again, they don't disappoint.
A sometimes fun, sometimes excruciating mash up of the original Stooges and the Farrelly brothers' sensibilities. The actors playing the Stooges aren't at fault for any shortcomings. They are a joy to watch. However, the insane plot of this film is more fun to describe than to actually watch.
The unsung savior of the picture is Sister Mary-Mengele. I think Larry David's portrayal of a nun under pressure added a star to this review.
Man muss schon eine Schwäche für die Filme der Farrelly-Brüder haben, aber ich hatte meinen Spaß mit Will Sasso, Sean Hayes und Chris Diamantopoulos als die legendären drei legendären Stooges Moe, Larry und Curly. Der Film ist lustig und auf seine Art und Weise auch brutal. Im Grunde brutal lustig und lustig brutal. Hätte ich Lust auf einen zweiten Film? Aber immer her damit!
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