The Three Stooges

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The Three Stooges

Bobby Farrelly (2012)

88min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The more you love the original Three Stooges, the more you'll love this peppy tribute to the comedy trio from the Farrelly brothers (There's Something about Mary). The film cleverly and lovingly captures the speed and wildness of their 1930s slapstick routines, but updates their antics to the present, allowing them to cause havoc in world of smartphones and reality television. There's not much to the plot: Larry (Sean Hayes), Curly (Will Sasso) and Moe (Chris Diamantopoulos) are given the job of saving the orphanage where they grew up, and they somehow become involved in a murder plot with femme fatale Sofia Vergara. But the story is not the point here; it's the performances, and the three leads are sensational, executing the comically violent set pieces with vigorous aplomb and amazing precision. Although primarily for fans, this will appeal to all those who like their comedies dumb but well developed. With a terrific supporting cast that includes Jane Lynch and Larry David playing nuns (yes, you read that correctly), The Three Stooges is far more enjoyable than it perhaps ought to be.

Summary

Three babies left abandoned on an orphanage doorstep grow up into a bungling, accident prone trio of maintenance men. When the children's home is threatened with closure, they try to raise the money to save it, getting drawn into a murder plot and becoming the stars of a reality TV show. Slapstick comedy, with Sean Hayes, Will Sasso and Chris Diamantopoulos.

Cast & Crew

Larry Sean Hayes
Curly Will Sasso
Moe Chris Diamantopoulos
Lydia Sofia Vergara
Mother Superior Jane Lynch
Sister Rosemary Jennifer Hudson
Mac Craig Bierko
Mr Harter Stephen Collins
Sister Mary-Mengele Larry David
Teddy Kirby Heyborne
Sister Bernice Kate Upton
Nurse Crotchet Lin Shaye
Director Bobby Farrelly
Director Peter Farrelly
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Co. LtdAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 17 Aug 2012
Comedy