The Three Stooges
Left on a nun’s doorstep, Larry (Sean Hayes), Curly (Will Sasso) and Moe (Chris Diamantopoulos) grow up finger-poking, nyuk-nyuking and woo-woo-wooing their way to uncharted levels of knuckleheaded misadventure. Out to save their childhood home, only The Three Stooges could become embroiled in an oddball murder plot…while also stumbling into starring in a phenomenally successful TV reality show.
Well, I must confess, when I found out that the Farrelly brothers actually made a PG movie I was intrigued. They almost pulled off something I didn’t think they could. However, I was pleased that the film ran for over 80 minutes without offense. It wasn’t until the last scene and closing credits that they lost the family audience. That’s not to say that that film had everyone’s attention throughout. The kids in the theater were quiet due to boredom or they were asleep, I’m not sure which.
The plot is simple. Larry, Moe and Curly are orphans and never get adopted. Moe almost makes it but insists that the intending parents take Larry and Curly too. So they return and take another boy instead. Years later when the orphanage is about to be shut down they leave seeking the money necessary to save the orphanage. In the end, things work out OK. The orphanage gets to continue on but as a resort and a couple of kids do get adopted. The sad thing is that is took 90 minutes to get to the point which wasn’t all that admirable either. That said, if you are, or were, a fan of the Stooges of old, I suggest buying the ‘best of’ DVD. This version was a waste of good talent (the actors) and a poor attempt by the creators to make a family film which we believe it’s not.