The Three Stooges Movie and the Farrelly Brothers: Get Your Comic Relief!

The real stooges in 1934
The real stooges in 1934
The 2012 stooges
The 2012 stooges

Need a laugh? Look no further than the Farrelly Brothers' The Three Stooges, a remake of the cult classics that had millions of fans from 1930-40. This remake is a big LOL. The movie is perfectly casted especially with Larry, Moe and Curly. It is really uncanny. Not only do they resemble them, but their antics, mannerisms are simply spot on! I was laughing so hard, my eyes watered and the PG rating insures its appeal. That said, the youngest age group that this would appeal to would 10 yrs. to follow the story line. Tweens and teens will have a hard time NOT laughing because much of the antics captures the slapstick (literally) comedy perfectly, just like in the old movies.

Adding to the cast, is the very hot Sophia Vergara, Jane Lynch, Jennifer Hudson, Kate Upton. The story starts from the start, three babies are left at the door of an orphanage, and yes, even the babies, and then later, the boys resemble the adult versions. It is amazing casting! And for this movie, critical. Basically, the orphanage has to close unless $800K arrives and this is when the Three Stooges go to the city (their first time from home) to earn this sum to redeem their trouble making reputation (which started as babies). They become in a wacky murder plot that is simply hilarious at times, not kidding! It reminded me of the wacky, "A Fish Called Wanda", which had me rolling in laughter. Soon, Moe becomes a reality TV star, all by accident, which adds to more comic relief.

To be honest, it is crazy entertainment. The REAL stooges began making movies in the 30's, and had a huge following with kids and adults. My mom, was one, way back then ( age 10 in 1935). They are cult favorite that until this release has been mostly forgotten. The Farrelly Brothers have brought them into the 21st Century for those who missed them. My 13 yr. old gave it 4 stars, I give it 3.5. The slapstick method (lots of slapping, poking, hitting) may have a new generation of parents overly concerned about "physical" contact even when done in comedy. For them, get over it, it is a very clean and funny movie for the family. Even the end is funny as the Farrelly Brothers "Warn" kids not to do the antics the Stooges did. This was a CYA for them because of this lawsuit happy world.

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UnnamedHarald 4 years ago from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Great review, perrya. The Stooges were a favorite of mine (yes, the original Curly was the best, followed by Shemp- Moe's real-life brother). I read a review today by a big-shot critic who started off saying he didn't like the original stooges and then proceeded to pan the movie. Critic, recuse thyself. I look forward to seeing it. Voted up and interesting.

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teaches12345 4 years ago

My husband is wanting to go and I was reluctant to see the movie. Now after your review, I think it is one that I would enjoy. The star rating is a real influence for me. Thanks for sharing on this one.

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perrya 4 years ago Author

I was never a big stooges fan, but this update is simply funny many times without getting excessively redundant. The people behind us were just rolling in laughter. It became contagious. Now, I could see how some might think it is just too stupid to laugh at.

gogogo 4 years ago

Always was a Stooges fan, enjoyed

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indieswebs 4 years ago from Bhavnagar, India

Whenever i see the Three Stooges, i remember my childhood days. I used to watch this after school is over. Looking forward to the Movie. Love Stooges.

Thanks Perrya.

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