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Left on the doorstep of an orphanage run by nuns, newborns Moe, Larry and Curly grow up finger-poking, nyuk-nyuk-nyuking and woo-woo-wooing their way to uncharted levels of knuckleheaded misadventure. Now their childhood home may have to close due to financial difficulties. But Larry, Curly and Moe, employed as the foster homes inept maintenance men, are determined to come to the rescue. Only The Three Stooges could become embroiled in an oddball murder plot - while stumbling into starring roles in a phenomenally successful TV reality show.
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brad_the_metalhead (16 May 2013)
As a Three Stooges fan I was extremely happy with this movie, eventhough it is not the original stooges obviously, but honestly itdoesn't make any difference because the actors in this film werefantastic.The film was almost like watching the original, like with the slapstickcomedy and the sound effects it sticks to true stooges tradition, andthe fact that it was in a modern day setting was fantastic, I alsoloved the fact that they used the Jersy Shore members and Moe being onthe show with the Nickname Dyna-Moe was absolutely hilarious andhonestly the laughs don't stop I can go on all day with how funny thismovie is but I don't want to give to much away, just see this moviethats all I can say.Even though its very funny it has a few emotional moments thats theonly thing that I didn't like, but trust me it doesn't last very longbefore your busting a gut laughing again.Go see this movie its worth it, especially for stooges fans.
FlashCallahan (15 May 2013)
Left on the doorstep of an orphanage run by nuns, newborns Moe, Larryand Curly grow up to uncharted levels of knuckle headed misadventure. Now their childhood home may have to close due to financialdifficulties. But Larry, Curly and Moe, employed as the foster home'sinept maintenance men, are determined to come to the rescue. Only The Three Stooges could become embroiled in an oddball murder plot- while stumbling into starring roles in a phenomenally successful TVreality show.....In my opinion, the Farrellys haven't made a good movie in nearlythirteen years, and I've never seen the original source material, so Ihad very low expectations of this.I was pleasantly surprised at just how child orientated it was, and howthe Farrellys stayed away from all the smutty humour that made themfamous, they must have really loved the titular characters.The story is good, if a little childish, and the narrative is cleverlydone by splitting the movie into three palatable episodes.As I'm from the UK, I don't know how this will fare over here, but Ihope it does attract an audience. It's great family fun, with lots ofvisual humour and immature moments that will make you laugh like alittle kid.
kevinxirau (13 May 2013)
Everyone's favorite trio of slap-happy knuckle heads are back with avengeance. For years, Moe, Larry, and Curly (among other stooges) haveentertained and brought many laughs to people around the worldregardless if the episodes are in black and white or, more recently, incolor. The simple formula of slapstick and puns made icons out of thesejob-seeking idiots and now that same formula has been brought back intothe modern world with an all-new adventure.Plot: When three new infant arrivals are delivered to a Catholicorphanage, the local nuns find themselves having their hands full withthe outrageous Moe, Larry, and Curly. Given their quirky and chaoticpersonalities, the Stooges have proved to be unsuited for adoption.Years later, when the orphanage is threatened to be closed down, thetrio sets out to earn enough money to save their home, but their rough,comical nature wreaks havoc and they soon find themselves caught up ina sinister plot. Can the Stooges' crazy antics save the day? The simple story works for the Three Stooges movie as in the originalseries, the episodes had relatively basic plots. What really matters isif the new actors can live up to the task of not only looking the part,but also sounding and acting the part. And boy do they not onlysucceed, but they excel at being the Stooges! Everything about the themis done perfectly and they must have taken hours of practice. Everyline, every look, every slapping, eye-poking, hair-ripping,tool-breaking thing you can think of plus more. I swear, I was laughingmy way through the entire film and that says a lot.Comedy is top notch as they come up with some of the most creativejokes I have ever heard or seen in my entire life; who says you needfoul language or sexual jokes to be funny? Seeing the Stooges interactwith the modern world was a real treat to watch, naturally leading tosome more hilarious moments. The classic sound effects and music fromthe original series have also returned and are still a delight to hear.The other characters are good enough, each having their own funnymoments and interactions with the Stooges. To my udder surprise,there's some compelling emotional depth to the film as well as thereare moments throughout the movie that actually moved me a little, whichis not an easy thing to do.What else can I say about this? With the original formula mixed in withmore modern elements, The Three Stooges movie is guaranteed to bringback the old joy we had with the original series. As we move on intothe future, some things continue to stand the test of time and theStooges are no exception. Check out this resurrected classic-made-filmand enjoy! Nyuk nyuk nyuk!
amethystwings32 (13 May 2013)
I was not sure that I was going to like this movie at all. But I foundthat it was almost as funny as the real stooges were. The timing wasgood and the people that they picked were quite comical. That was mymom's take on the remake of the 3 chuckle heads! I too being a fan ofthe stooges found myself a skeptic! But it turned out to be almost afunny as the classic kings of slap stick humor. Though there was reallyonly the original comical threesome! This movie comes to a closesecond. So if you are a true fan this movie is not for you ! But if youwant second hand comedy and aren't a true chuckle head at heart . Thenthis is the movie for you.
leonlouisricci (13 May 2013)
The Three Stooges characters and the slapstick schtick they imitate aredead on impressive and truly a modern recreation and indicative of theobvious love and respect that the filmmakers have for the absolutelyunique format the Stooges created. Moe, Larry, and Curly have been reborn and the sad part is that theyhad to be put in this post-modern display of bathroom humor and theawful TV "reality" shows. While hitting, slapping, gouging, poking, andbeating each other what must have been a million times over the years,not once did the boys ever aim below the belt. Also...Religion has no place in the wacky world of The Three Stooges. This andthe aforementioned are an obvious attempt to please today's moviegoersand is a slap in the face to the spirit and specialty that the comedyteam invented. Were the Director's so afraid that kids today would find the originalcomedy so dated that all that superfluous stuff was needed? Did theyreally have such little faith in the timeless quality of superbslapstick, that they had to spew bodily elimination, instead ofseltzer, to get a laugh? How about a pie in the face, or motor oil(that could be a modern statement) instead of a warm yellow liquid.
mariomasterman1 (12 May 2013)
My God... This is truly one of the worst- no, THE worst movie I haveever seen. How did they mess up the three stooges this bad? UGhhhh...OK, I admit I actually wanted to see this movie, and not because Ithought it would be good, no no no no I'm not that stupid. I actuallylike to watch bad or weird movies just to see how bad or weird they canget. Being a person who exclusively watches classic movies andtelevision, when I saw they were making this I could only hang my headin shame. I knew the three stooges would be ruined forever for the nextgeneration but I can't believe they DESTROYED it. So I went to themovie theater with my Dad (Who is a big three stooges fan, the poorguy.) and my Brother. I sarcastically asked the ticket lady for threetickets for the "disgrace to cinema"...She knew what I meant. So we satdown in the movie theater bracing for impact while watching the 20minute advertisements we just paid $22.50 for. So the movie is dividedinto three episodes which have the classic three stooges opening withthe new actor's faces which I have to admit is pretty cool that theydid that... Enjoyment stops there. This movie has lame over done jokes,poorly delivered clearly set up puns, extremely violent "slapstickcomedy" sometimes with chainsaws and knives to the head, a ton ofanimal cruelty, bathroom humor like fart jokes, genital jokes, andbabies peeing into people's faces, mean-spirited jokes, cringe inducingchild actors including the three stooges as kids, an abundance ofclichÃ©s, random out of nowhere drama, and over the top hyperactivestooges that are so crazy they become totally different from theoriginals....Oh and Jersey Shore.... Thanks Hollywood.... The directorof this movie apparently wanted to make a comedy but he couldn't decidebetween a slapstick comedy or a regular comedy with a little drama sohe decided on both and threw in the three stooges so the movie wouldattract more viewers. Can't wait for Prometheus. That might help merestore hope in modern movies after watching this insult.
gregeichelberger (11 May 2013)
I suppose the main question about this update is will the ridiculouslyviolent, but often hilarious slapstick comedy of Moses and JeromeHoriwitz and Louis Feinberg translate onto the modern screens of 2012.Of course, I am writing about Moe and Curly Howard and their thirdwheel, Larry Fine, who became the Three Stooges (after breaking awayfrom comedian Ted Healy) and began making a series of short (20 minutetwo-reelers) features in 1933.While Moe was the self-appointed leader (and used that power to slap,poke, gouge, crack, punch and bop the others at will), it was hisyounger brother, Curly, who has achieved pop culture status and isrevered to this day for his wild, man-child antics. He was the darlingof the troupe even in his era, from '33 to 1946, when years of badliving and alcoholism led to a debilitating stroke.Moe and Larry carried on, first with Moe's older brother, Samuel(Shemp), Joe Besser and, finally, "Curly Joe" DeRita. After over 200short films, Columbia decided to cease production, thus ending the longcareer of the trio. In 1959, however, reruns of the old features becamepopular on television and introduced a whole new generation to theStooges' goofiness.Revitalized, they finally began making the full feature films denied tothem for so long by their studio (with DeRita in the Curly role). Foryears thereafter, children (including this author) would come home fromschool and watch a full hour (three shorts) of this team which fitssomewhere between the Marx Brothers and Abbott and Costello on mypersonal funny meter.A critically-acclaimed TV movie was made in 2000, and now, the Farrellybrothers (Peter and Bobby) have put their love of this troupe into widetheatrical release with Chris Diamantopoulos (various TV series,including "The Sopranos" and a voice on "American Dad") as Moe(ironically, he was born on May 9, 1975, five days after the real Moepassed away); Will Sasso ("Best Of Show," "Mad TV") as Curly; and SeanHayes ("Will & Grace") as Larry.The plot is simple: the trio is abandoned as infants at an orphanagerun by various nuns (some in drag). The sisters, including "Glee's"Jane Lynch and Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson, soon grow tired of the badbehavior, which include all of the slapstick the original troupeperformed. The three grow up and are forced to earn $830,000 to savethe home from foreclosure.Like in many of the old black and white shorts, the bumbling, butgood-hearted gang seems to be hopelessly over their heads and in dangerof complete failure. However, luck seems to be on their side and theyoften triumph over the odds (despite themselves).Here, they run into an old friend from the orphanage, uncover asinister murder plot and split up over some petty disagreement. Thisbreak allows Moe to make an appearance on the "Jersey Shore" program,and these are easily the most hilarious sequences of this movie. To seeMoe slapping and punching idiots like Snooki, Mike, The Situation,Jennifer and Vinnie around almost makes up for the picture'sshortcomings.Almost.True Stoogeaholics will most likely long to be watching one of theoriginal shorts instead of spending time on this one (which is dividedinto three titled segments). The jokes are clearly stuck in the 1930swhile the boys are supposed to exist in the present day. Also, thepainful physical humor and aggression that long ago audiences enjoyedmay not translate well to modern, politically-correct sensibilities.I fit somewhere in the middle here. While Diamantopoulos has an amazingresemblance to Moe and Sasso does a pretty good Curly, these are notthe real Three Stooges I grew up loving and laughing at. Still, it wasnot a bad homage to them, either. The Farrelly's clearly know (and seem to love) their subjects, andcertainly no disrespect is shown here, and the supporting cast seems tobe having a lot of fun, as well.A silly disclaimer prologue, however, has the Farrelly's actuallyinstructing the audience not to imitate the scenes in the movie. "Thishammer is made of rubber, see?" says Peter. "You should never hitsomeone in the head with a real hammer.Really ...?
Aldri7 (10 May 2013)
The spirit of the three Stooges lives on! I liked the "Three Stooges" and I really was't expecting much when Iwent into the theatre. Reviews from Stooges fans were generallypositive though, and so I figured that maybe it would be worth themoney. If you never liked the stooges, you probably wouldn't like thismovie. I guess thats why reviews have been mixed - people have alwaysbeen divided on the stooges.Anyway, but long time fans won't be disappointed. Its very clear herethat all involved did their homework and were totally versed instoogedom. Months of preparation, maybe years, must have gone intothis. All the physical comedy, choreographed pratfalls, nuances inexpressions and signature gags made an appearance at some point in thefilm. At times, traditional stoogedom was exaggerated - hard to do asthe original threesome were outlandish enough as it was. This made melaugh. One is dealing here with caricatures of caricatures in a sense.How far can you take it? Just far enough to please me as it turned out.When we were first introduced to the adult stooges, I was immediatelytaken by how different they looked from the original three. But by theend of the movie, they WERE the Three Stooges! Haul out a sequel andI'll be back in the theatre totally comfortable with this new comedytrio.So, but was this all enough to carry the movie? Well, I didn't expectmuch of a plot, but to my surprise, a fairly coherent and unpredictableone was unveiled. A bit silly, yes. Overly sentimental, yes. Mostimportantly now, though, the stooges are in wealthy Los Angeles, andmuch of the humor comes out of the juxtaposition of stoogedom withsophisticated LA culture. But the transition from NY to California wentdown pretty easy for me. I only wish that there was more humor based onthat culture clash, but thankfully a few snobs were cast and pittedagainst our three hapless heroes. This is totally necessary forStoogedom to work properly. Did we end up getting treated to any piefights. Well, almost...So, Moe, Larry and Curly have returned and I DO hope there will be asequel. This one was like Steve Martin's "The Jerk" times three. Thenext one hopefully will expand on the clash with the Jersey Shorepeople which was an unexpected surprise. Moe faced off with them here,but I really want to see Curly get in there and mix it up. Curly infact by himself could have carried this film. EVerything from the floodpants to the furrowed eyebrows and perplexed expressions to thephysical humor was perfect. Someday, there will be imitators of theseimitators of the originals, but for now, enjoy these guys before theyget too old to take all the physical punishment. Being a stooge istaxing. Better hurry up with that sequel...
tastytreats69 (08 May 2013)
I went into this with apparently much to high of hopes, it's a bit hardto find a decent comedy lately.I'm going to keep this short & sweet, I laughed twice, even smallchildren in the audience weren't laughing. If you saw the previewsyou've probably already laughed as much as you would seeing the entiremovie, it's beyond obvious it's 3 B-class actors TRYING to be theStooges. There's just not accurate words to describe how truly unfunny thiswretched pile of garbage is....except for the two stupid-hot nuns :)I need to meet the minimum requirement for the review.It needs ten lines.Am I there yet?
davenja (08 May 2013)
After having read a previous review on this movie by a non Stooges fanwho made it sound like it was a bad movie, I felt the need to write myown review. First of all, if you aren't a fan of the show, you mightnot like this movie, I understand that and it's fine with me. Buthaving grown up watching the Three Stooges show every chance I got, Ihad to see this movie and loved it every bit as much as the show. Theactors who played the stooges, both as kids and as adults, did anexcellent job at portraying the characters in the original show. It wasa job well done recreating the original Stooges as they really were,not just a cheap imitation. And while it may be true that the story inthe movie may not be deep enough to make some people happy, the showdidn't go too deep into a story either. The whole point of both theshow and the movie is to entertain through the comical antics of theStooges, both of which succeeded in my opinion. The movie is nothingmore than a modern day version of the show, but definitely not less.Any true fan of the Three Stooges show will appreciate the movie, Iwould be surprised if they didn't. Those who don't care for the showwon't care for the movie either.
mdfaraone (01 May 2013)
Most of the naysayers for this movie either a)didn't actually SEE it (the majority), or b)are the type of nihilistic neo-hipster critics whoonly like depressing art-house films where everyone dies at the end.This was one of the funniest comedies I have seen in literallyyears,funny if you are 5 or 85 and all points in between, a lovinglycrafted homage that really does justice to the legacy of the ThreeStooges, at times I REALLY felt like I was watching the real ThreeStooges somehow miraculously back from the grave and making films in2012, the three actors really nailed their parts and delivered thegoods,they were fully committed and you could tell they were takingtheir roles seriously to really respect the legends they wereportraying. Moe & Curly Howard and Larry Fine would be very proud. Iespecially think Chris Diamantopoulis portrayal of Moe is award worthy.I think strong positive word of mouth may give this some "Moe"-mentum ,pun intended, and I hope it really cleans up on DVD, I would reallylike to see a sequel since there is no end to the different situationsyou could place these guys into.
joegrow95-345-232129 (30 April 2013)
I had high expectations especially with the Farrelly brothers at thehelm. They cast three guys who fit the stooges to a tee. Theperformances by Sasso, Hayes, and Diamantopoulos are superb. They hitthe nail on the head mimicking the original stooges.The story is about the Stooges raising money to save an Orphanage, andthe trouble they get into trying to reach their goal..There are great shtick scenes that made me laugh, especially theOrphanage Bell scene where Larry David dressed as a nun gets clobbered.You have to see the build up to get the full effect of the gag. Thefilm had some other sequences which were very stooge, such aspratfalls, pokes, slaps and running away from the bad guys. But forsome reason the story fell apart with scenes that just didn't fit.Â Imean do the Stooges need a cameo by the Jersey Shore cast to be funny?Other scenes missed the mark. When I saw the Stooges in tuxes at anupscale party with food around, I figured here's a recipe for a classicfood fight, with a pun just before the person gets whacked in the facewith a pie, cake or some other party food. The build up of the partyscene shows promise with Larry getting a pant full of lobster. But itfalls flat after that when they throw the lobster, shoot a balloon anda little girl falls into a cake.I liked some of this film, but it wasn't worth paying to go see at thetheater. I should have waited for the DVD.
Jawsphobia (27 April 2013)
The tone is the real star of this Three Stooges movie, as is the casewith most Farrely Brothers films. Despite actions that would beconsidered violent in the real world, the mood is whimsical andcartoonish. Typical of this is a moment where someone in a full bodycast is "turtling," hiding from the stooges by impossibly ducking hishead and extremities into the cast. Having been exposed to a few reviews and viewer opinions before seeingthe film, I was shocked by one thing. People had repeatedly said thatthe structure of three short films was a distraction and it should haveinstead been one single story. This causes me to question the sanity ofthose people and their most basic comprehension. The movie is merelydecorated with a few "short film" title cards in the fashion of the oldshorts; the movie is indeed one premise and follows a conventionalnarrative like any other feature. It's key plot is essentially the sameas The Blues Brothers - the orphanage is in financial trouble and theboys have to raise money to save it. They manage to have some interesting and organic story twists along theway. Most inspired is the idea of a Stooge pulling up a gangster'sdroopy-drawers. Now some people might have to adjust to the throw-back terminology thatis carried over from the old black and white films. But oddly withinthe context of the movie what seems anachronistic is a moment where Moerefers to an English butler as "Threepio." Even though it is acontemporary reference, it stands out against the 1930's vaudevillestyle of most stooges dialogue. Clearly this movie was made out of love for the stooges and there is acharm found even in less likable characters. This doesn't mean thatpeople under 20 years of age will "get" it. They should, although thefashionable thing to say is WTF. Whatever the case, if you don't get itor don't like it the fault is not that of the filmmakers. Even in partswhere I didn't laugh outright I found the groove of the movie fun andengaging. Interesting that the guy who plays Moe also has played RobinWilliams and Frank Sinatra. The one story continuity flaw I noticed had to do with Moe's discoverywhen he happens to have a fight on stage with the other two. . .andlater the producer sees them together again and says "There's three ofthem?" He had already seen the other two during the unwitting auditionscene which Larry and Curly walked out on. But other than that oddspeed bump, it's a solid effort.I won't compare it to James Frawley's biopic The Three Stooges whichMel Gibson produced for pay TV a while back. That had Californication'sEvan Handler as Larry and The Shield's Michael Chiklis as Curly, but itgot into the sad story of their real lives and the way they wereexploited. Performances in both are spot-on.
Dankotraba (27 April 2013)
I am a huge Three Stooges fan i have all the old shorts on DVD. i haveread a good amount of books on the Three Stooges and how the havecaptured the world hearts. truly great now there a lot of fans outthere, and there people that just don't get the stooges think there allslaps and eye pokes. They don't get why we the fans find them funny.there more then slap stick. every thing they did was great there dialogwas funny. they why they moved were funny there physical look is funny.there look at life as working stiffs. they took political issues ofthere time and made people laugh at it.The Three stooges brand of humor is timeless they where in they didthere original shorts from 1932 to about 1959. then there shorts haverun none stop on TV since the late 1950's. that has to be millstone noother comedic act will achieve again. being seen by fans for almost 80years.after all that in 2012 they decide to do movie with actors playing theparts of Moe, Larry and Curly. the movie would have trouble try torecreate the same lighting twice. but they to get close with this hugeletter to originals and fans. it a fun movie that adults and kids willlove the story is simply the Boy must safe the orphanage they grew upin from being closed. the movie does this by playing it three shortswith intros much like the old ones. the the three actors are great andhit the hammer on the head no pun intended. you get the boys in allthere old haunting ground as handy men, in a hospital, on a golf courseand rubbing elbows with the rich.the movie will make you laugh if your a fan of the originals.
whalley49 (25 April 2013)
I took my 13 year old daughter to see this . We came out and agreedthis was the 2nd worst film we had seen after Cats and Dog 2 . Thehumour was infantile and made Benny Hill seem like a comedy genius .This may be the humour Americans like , but it fell totally flat withan English audience . During the what seemed like an age when this filmwas on , at least 4 people walked out of the cinema .It was made for people with a mental age close to the characters in thefilmThe humour is geared for children under 10 at the most ,and to cap itall there was an explanation at the end showing that you can't hitpeople with real hammers . I'm amazed there wasn't a health and safetywarning flashing every time someone got hit with one . If you have anIQ of over 80 avoid this film like the plague.
punitivedamages (25 April 2013)
The Stooge legacy exists apart from time itself Â I loved them when Iwas nine for the eye-pokes; I loved them in later life for the knowinghumor (and the eye-pokes). I loved them even though they were from along gone era. And most people I know hold the Stooges in the same highesteem I do. Among goofy guys like me, they are the high priests. Theyare sacred cows.There is a great risk in taking on a sacred cow. If nothing else, Iadmire the courage of the Farrelly brothers, goofy guys themselves, whowould know the risks all too well. Die-hard Stooge fans might even wishfor the failure of the project, if nothing else but to affirm theirreplaceable nature of the Stooges.All that said, I admit I approached the movie skeptically. In the end,I was won over. The movie's homage to the Stooges is in getting themright. All of the slapstick humor is there; all of the wisecracks arethere. These Stooges capture the craziness and the randomness of theoriginal Stooges without trying too hard to "interpret the role" or anysuch silliness. It's respectful of the original.For me, once I was comfortable with these guys as the Stooges, the funwas in seeing the Stooges in the present day, where smacking someoneover the head with a sledgehammer is even less acceptable than it wasin the 1930's. They goof on all sorts of present day annoyances- JerseyShore, the Kardashians, just like they goofed on high society and otherannoyances of their own time.The bottom line: I was laughing the whole time. If you're a Stoogesfan, there's a lot to like Â just give the movie a chance.
TishInMich (24 April 2013)
Wow. The Farrelly brothers have put out some really funny movies, butsadly this is not one of their better products.Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly who have put out such funny moviessuch as Dumb and Dumber and There's Something About Mary, can reallymake some pretty entertaining and funny movies. Those movies were notbased on real life characters (I think). Trying to do the Three Stoogesand win over the hearts of those who have loved the originals and thosewho have not been exposed to the originals had to be a daunting task.They tried and so did the actors. They did a good job. But it was notwhat was expected at the outset.In this movie, Larry, Curly and Moe grow up doing their trademarkschticks. They eventually become involved in a murder plot and get onTV.The problem with anyone doing the Three Stooges is that the titleconjures up funny thoughts. But then the story and filmmaking have tolive up to that. Daunting task
Jim-500 (23 April 2013)
I was unsure whether I wanted to see this movie or not. Like manyStooges fans, I was worried that the filmmakers were treading onhallowed ground. When I saw a preview that seemed to make Curly looklike a little sissy, my fears only deepened.But through a string of coincidences one day, I found myself sitting inthe theater with about 30 other people. The flick had been out for awhile and the audiences had begun to dwindle.I was pleasantly surprised! I really enjoyed this movie. It had plentyof original material, as well as many gags that I (and I'm sure otherinveterate stooges fans) could recognize from the old movies.I was very happy with Moe and Curly's portrayals; Larry, less so,unfortunately. The actor really didn't get Larry's voice and mannerismsdown that well. Curly was excellent, and Moe was uncanny! The movie wasso enjoyable that I didn't even mind the Farrelly's descent into toilethumor a few times during the show. It's a shame that the final criseshad to be solved this way, but this is the 21st century and theaudience enjoyed it, so what the heck.Speaking of the audience, that's what made it truly fun. People werelaughing hysterically, and even though it was a small crowd, youcouldn't help but join in.The only real miscue I found in the movie was the under-use of thesound effects. In the old movies, they were so important to getting thelaughs. The original crew knew this and would crank up the volume sothey actually became part of the show. But in this movie, the soundeffects are on the quiet and dainty side. Not good for a slapstickmovie!
Drew St. Pierre (22 April 2013)
STORY: The stooges: Moe (Chris Diamantopoulos), Larry (Sean Hayes) andCurly (Will Sasso); they set off to the real world and try to savetheir childhood orphanage, which is run by nuns. While they do that,however, they suddenly go into a murder plot and end up starring on areality-TV show.MY THOUGHTS: I'm not really a HUGE fan of The Three Stooges, but I onlywatched some of their short films, and I thought they were very funny.The humor in the series was hilarious, the sound effects Â especiallywhen the stooges are hitting each other Â they were amusing, and thestooges themselves do a great job.When I first heard that there was going to be a movie about The ThreeStooges, I got really excited. What is more exciting is that they weregoing to put three A-list actors playing the stooges. Like, they weregoing to cast Benicio Del Toro as Moe, Sean Penn as Larry, and JimCarrey as Curly. I thought they would have been downright perfect forthe roles, but they got dropped out and they decided to cast threeunknown actors to play the stooges instead. And that was where myexpectations for the movie started to go downhill.I thought The Three Stooges didn't look awfully bad, like a lot ofpeople were saying; but I wasn't extremely interested in seeing it. Butthere was nothing else to see, so I just went in and saw The ThreeStooges, and I thought it wasn't really that bad. It isn't award-worthyor anything; it was decent for families and kids and fans of theoriginal Three Stooges will like this movie. So, I didn't hate it asmuch as a lot were saying it is.My other thoughts: I think The Three Stooges movie did everything Âwhich came from the original Stooges Â just right. Well, most of thetime it does. The slapstick is amusing, but sometimes it was rathercringe-inducing and more painful than the slapstick from the original.The use of sound effects Â whenever anyone gets hit by a certain prop Âwas spot-on. I really liked the structure being put in the movie, andI'm not going to ruin that for all Three Stooges fans out there if youhaven't seen the movie yet. If you want to know what I'm talking, gosee the movie. If you've seen the movie, then you'll understand whatI'm talk about.Anyway, the movie did made me laugh-out-loud at times, but at othertimes I only chuckled, and sometimes, I was in a little bit of painafter seeing a character getting hurt. And also, who thought of theidea of casting the cast from Jersey Shore in a movie that is rated PG(intended for families and children)? Was it really that necessary? Idon't know. But I thought the part when Moe tortures the Jersey Shorecast made me laugh.THE ACTING: I have to admit that Chris Diamantopoulos, Sean Hayes andWill Sasso did a very good job playing Moe, Larry and Curly, althoughthey're unknown actors. Not only that, they did look, sound and act alot like the original stooges.The performances from the other actors were not that great like SofiaVergara as the antagonist who wants to feat the Stooges after a planthat she gives them went horribly wrong. Larry David Â yes; "the" LarryDavid from Curb Your Enthusiasm is in this movie playing one of thenuns from the orphanage. He was funny playing a nun, but at the sametime, the nun was a jerk.IN CONCLUSION: Surprisingly, The Three Stooges wasn't at all that bad.It wasn't great either; just decent. It was funny, but not funny enoughto necessarily recommend, but I thought it was just decententertainment that might please fans of the original Stooges.2.5/4 or 6/10
ccthemovieman-1 (22 April 2013)
As a longtime fan of The Three Stooges, I realized would not be noteasy to live up to screen legends like that. I found out all three actors did a nice job, and the only one whoseemed off a bit was "Larry" who didn't sound like the real Larry. Theguy who played Moe probably looked, sounded and acted the closest tothe real Stooge. He looked like an older Moe of the early '50s. Man,since the actor was young, he must have had a ton of makeup on - but itworked.The second half of the film was better, in my opinion, than the first.Overall, it was the worth the rental, and I would watch it again downthe road. They had many of the Stooges jokes and sight gags through theyears. One weird thing was they had a man playing an old, crabby nun.That was a bit over-the-top.
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