Welcome back boys…
‘The Three Stooges’ is the latest film from the Farrelly Brothers and if you know anything about the brothers, this is the film they have always wanted to make. The movies plot is simple; the Stooges are trying to raise money to save the orphanage they grew up in. Not a spoiler if I tell you they do!
The movie is set up into three shorts that all tie together. Each one captured the feel, pacing and style of the originals, complete with hammers to the heads and plenty of eye gouges. The funniest moments in the film revolve around Moe joining the cast of ‘Jersey Shore’. That is the most ‘Jersey Shore’ I’ve ever watched.
Chris Diamantopoulos (Moe), Sean Hayes (Larry) and Will Sasso (Curley) are perfect in their rolls; and not just in the physical comedy but the way they deliver their lines. The supporting cast including Jane Lynch, Sofia Vergara, Larry David, and Brian Doyle – Murray all do an amazing job.
I had hoped this movie would be the next ‘Dumb and Dummer’, but it wasn’t. It is a funny, fun and very entertaining movie that to me stood more as a tribute to the Stooges than anything else. It’s an all age’s movie that also includes an incredibly cool disclaimer at the end. This is a great way to introduce a young audience to the magic that has entertained us for at least three generations.
Matman Rating: 4 out of 5 fire hydrants