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Tommy Boy

by

Roger Davidson

Tommy Boy
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The film that did for Chris Farley's career what Ace Ventura did for Jim Carrey's. Unfortunately, like much of Carrey's later work, later efforts by Farley pale in comparison. The story is simple. A lovable dufus returns to his hometown, which is about to go under once its car factory, the only supplier of decent jobs in town, shuts down. It's up to Farley and his smug sidekick Richard (David Spade) to save the day. As the two travel across the country, they cause much havoc along the way.

Stupid yes. But boring? NO. Most of it is mostly unbearably funny, though it does lose steam towards the end, when a predictable climax makes its grand entrance. Mostly, you should pay attention to the modern day Laurel and Hardy antics of Farley and Spade. Spade has the best moments, spewing out hilariously sarcastic lines by the dozen. If you're looking for anything intelligent here, I don't think this is the movie for you. But if you just want to have a good time, you've found the perfect couch potato film.

My Rating = Three Stars


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