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Witless Protection

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Lowbrow comedy is crude -- and not very funny.

Movie PG-13 2008 97 minutes
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Anyone curious about what this movie is like need only read the title; the film is, indeed, silly and pointless. The jokes, some of which are at the expense of women and many of which are dependent on tired bodily-function gags, falter on delivery. Though there are one or two funny moments -- an extended riff on airport security has promise -- the film is, for the most part, a disappointment

What saves it from being a complete dud -- or, rather, from a one-star review -- is Larry himself. He approaches the material with commitment, however misguided his efforts may be. He's funny (as is Jenny McCarthy, who plays his waitress girlfriend), and he has an ease about him that makes him perfect for physical comedy; watch him negotiate a homemade exercise contraption, and you'll be convinced. But he deserves much better material.

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