Fun with Dick and Jane Film Details
Overview: When an upwardly mobile couple find themselves unemployed and in debt, they turn to armed robbery in desperation.
Tagline: A Tribute to American Ingenuity
Review: Having never seen either version of this film before, I tuned into Fun with Dick on a whim after once again finding their was very little else on the other gazillion channels we extortionately pay for, and was I so glad I did. Respectable Aero Engineer Dick Harper has everything. A high flying job, his dream home complete with soon to be complete swimming pool, the perfect wife and son and obligatory dog. In short he has managed to acquire the prefect existence and has made a complete success of life. However when George is laid off by his company, he finds that he has been completely living beyond his means, as the debts of the financially secure mount around a financially ruined family. Endless Hire purchase agreements and red bank statements hardly make good bedfellows. After several disastrous attempts to find other employment and with their welfare checks withheld, Dick and Jane are almost at the end of their rope. With their affluent lifestyle and social position spiralling out of control it seems that their is no where else for them to turn. However when Dick and Jane become innocent victims of an armed hold up in a loan office, Jane manages to re steal some of the already stolen money which sets them on a new and exciting path to regain the perks and comforts of old. They decide that if they cannot earn money and they are unable to receive it through benefits then they would steal it in a number of bizarre hold ups ranging from sleazy porn motels, record shops and liquor stores. George Segal and Jane Fonda are perfectly cast as the daring couple bitten by the bug of thrills and excitement as their new way of life becomes more than just a means to an end. We see them practise at their new found art, gain their confidence and slowly acquire the tricks of the trade as they slowly and more than willingly turn from amateur to professional criminals. With confidence comes bigger and better jobs, and with the necessary skill and ability, Dick and Jane turn their attentions to Dicks former employers and their bulging safe. The Ultimate revenge. Great stuff. It wasn’t a ‘fall out of your seat laughing’ kind of comedy, but none the less it was amusing and entertaining enough to be perfect family viewing on a rainy afternoon. It really is Fun with Dick and Jane.
Country: United States
Duration: 95 min
Genre: Comedy, Crime
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