The Three Stooges (PG)

 

The Farrelly brothers' homage to the slapstick comedy trio who made countless comedy shorts in the old days of Hollywood is goofy in the extreme.

The pre-nursery humour hinges on physical slapstick: pokes in the eye, twisted noses and ears, gluttony and jokes about bodily functions.

Occasionally, for instance when Larry, Curly and Moe have a waterfight with peeing babies, the effect is very funny indeed. A lot of the time, the storytelling is crude and witless.

You have to given a certain credit to the three leads for their sheer physical commitment.

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