Parents' Guide to

Fun with Dick and Jane

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

So-so comedy; not likely to interest kids.

Movie PG-13 2005 90 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 10+

Not appropriate for younger children

There are some sexual references I found was inappropriate for my 7 year old Wife talks of having sex And the couple talks about resorting to prostitution
age 10+

Underrated

Violence 2/5 Sex 2/5 Language 3/5 Drinking/Drugs/Smoking 1/5

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (15 ):

Fun with Dick and Jane makes a basic point, summed up Dick's assessment of their situation: "We followed the rules, and we got screwed. We were good people, and we got screwed." As a result, they are rendered primal, desperate to "protect our land." Such reductiveness alludes to the primary school book recalled by the film's title. But that's about it. For a comedy with so much politico-cultural baggage on its mind (and it's not above using Enron as a final punch line), Dick and Jane remains curiously inert.

Dick's something of a one-dimensional joke, powered by Carrey's elasticky face and gyrational limbs. While he doesn't exactly pass as a "hardened criminal," despite his protestations to that effect, he's determined to make his point. Just so, the movie is at once clunky, witty, and earnest, as this pod combination constitutes a kind of comedic assertiveness.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: December 21, 2005
  • On DVD or streaming: April 11, 2006
  • Cast: Alec Baldwin , Jim Carrey , Tea Leoni
  • Director: Dean Parisot
  • Inclusion Information: Female actors
  • Studio: Columbia Tristar
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 90 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: brief language, some sexual humor and occasional humorous drug references.
  • Last updated: January 21, 2024

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