Fun With Dick And Jane

  |  Buy to Own: 22/05/2006
  |  185 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Box set containing the original 1977 version of 'Fun With Dick and Jane' and the 2005 remake. In 'Fun With Dick and Jane' (1977), manager Dick Harper (George Segal) and his attractive young wife Jane (Jane Fonda) are used to a comfortable lifestyle. However, just as they're putting in a new pool at the house that has sunk them deep into debt, Dick is fired from his high-paying job as an executive. Housewife Jane isn't too worried at first, figuring she'll go to work and they'll just tighten their belts for a while but it quickly becomes apparent that Dick's unemployment isn't going to go very far, and she isn't really good at anything besides spending. So when Jane inadvertently gets away with stealing $2,000, the entrepreneurial spirit takes over and the two come up with a new solution: they'll steal the money they need to live on. There's only one thing they didn't count on: being a robber is actually hard work. In 'Fun With Dick and Jane' (2005), Dick Harper's (Jim Carrey) years of hard work finally pay off when he is promoted to vice president at Globodyne, a worldwide leader in the consolodation of media properties. But after exactly one day in his new job, Globodyne is destroyed by an Enron-like calamity - and he is left holding the bag. Dick's sudden reversal of fortune has left him little time to set money aside for a rainy day. Now it's raining buckets as Dick and his loving wife Jane (Tea Leoni), watch in horror as their deluxe home, their luxury cars and their status-conscious friends quickly vanish into thin air. After playing by the rules and working single-mindedly to build a comfortable life for his family, Dick is utterly unprepared to give up the American dream. Taking a lesson from his current employer, however, Dick hits on a brilliant idea: if stealing was good enough for his boss, then it's good enough for him.