Fun with Dick and Jane (12A)

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I gather the 1977 original with Jane Fonda and George Segal was no great shakes, but it surely had more going for it than this limp satire on corporate venality.

Jim Carrey and Tea Leoni play the suburban couple who turn to bank robbing after Carrey's company goes belly-up and he loses his job. Judd Apatow could be forgiven a lot after writing and directing The 40-Year-Old Virgin, but he pushes his luck here with a screenplay that hits one bum note after another.

Carrey mugs away like crazy, Leoni is as misused as she was in Spanglish. Alec Baldwin plays his umpteenth corporate fat cat in a row. Honestly, it's no fun at all.

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