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Big Trouble September 4, 2006

Posted by Sai in English, Movies, Reviews.
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This was a movie that was supposed to be released around the time 9/11 happened and it was postponed because the movie had some terrorist elements (a nuclear device is smuggled aboard a plane). When it was finally released, it was a big dud at the box office grossing less than 8.5 million dollars for its 40 million dollar budget. This movie definitely deserved better (when you realize that movies like The Dukes of Hazzard collected over $100 million worldwide, the irritation worsens). This is based on a famous novel by humorist Dave Barry (who apparently won a Pulitzer prize). The presence of Tim Allen (whom I immensely liked on the hit TV show Home Improvement) and director Barry Sonnenfeld (who made famous comedies like Get Shorty and the Men In Black movies) brought my attention to this movie. I found the humor in this movie to be very enjoyable though I would not rate it as a great comedy. There were quite a few “rolling on the floor” moments for me in this one. It has quite an interesting ensemble cast. The characters are definitely funny even if they aren’t ones that will be liked by critics. Despite its flaws, the laugh quotient was pretty high and I would strongly recommend it to folks who are willing to laugh through a movie without taking the characters and the plot too seriously.

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