Fun with Dick and Jane – Consumerism Comedy

Just saw a trailer for Fun with Dick and Jane, a new Jim Carrey movie hitting on how we are too obsessed with owning Stuff and “Keeping up with the Jones’”. In this case the Jones’ have a new voice-activated Benz, while Dick looks sadly at his mere non-voice-commanded BMW. Awww, poor baby.

Dick gets fired, and since they’re mortgaged to the hilt and want to keep living in happy gated-community suburbia land, they have to share one huge single-trip salad bar plate, and start showering with the garden hose (how does that save water?). Dick even gets a job at KostMart (think Costco + Walmart). In the end, the only way to solve their money woes is of course…. spending less? Nah. Robbing people!!

Comments

  1. That’s hilarious! I have to watch that now! The physical humor aside, it looks great!

  2. I didn’t realize they were updating this. For anyone with Netflix, I’d recommend the original with George Segal and Jane Fonda. I remember loving it when it came out. Looking forward to seeing this one as well.

  3. I think maybe the garden hose is in someone else’s yard. Haha. Looks pretty funny.

  4. ah its a remake? didnt realize that.

    I think I’ll catch it in the theater if the reviews are good.. if not, i’ll just wait for a rental.

  5. Some people have two meters. One for water that returns to the system by a drain pipe, and one that returns to the system after filtering through soil for thousands of years. You pay for water use AND water return in a regular shower. Showering under the hose would pay only for distribution, not return.

    Plus you likely can’t heat the garden hose water, so the temptation to use elec/gas would not be there.

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