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Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Bit of Nostalgia

Yesterday Mr. Eva and I took two of our grandkids to see the movie "The Three Stooges."  I really didn't expect to enjoy it, I just wanted the kids to see it, as we grew up watching the stooges and their crazy antics.


I have to say I was delightfully surprised and enjoyed the show very much.  I tried to find a photo I could post, but they are all copyright protected apparently, and I was unsuccessful.

I was so entertained by the film!  Yes it was silly and slapstick, but I loved it.  The three stars did an amazing job....they looked very much like the originals, and definitely captured their essence.  Jane Lynch made a believable Mother Superior, and Jennifer Hudson was a "singing nun, and  Larry David is a wonderful grumpy nun -- all part of the staff at the orphanage where Curly, Moe, and Larry are abandoned as babies.  The boys grow to be quite a handful, and the orphanage ends up having them as residents for 35 years, having no luck finding a family that will adopt them.  Sophia Vergara is comical as the society wife who hires the now grown up stooges to bump of her husband.

It a well-directed performance, as timing is everything in this type of comedy.  The casting and makeup are excellent, too.  You will barely recognize Sean Hayes (formerly Jack on Will and Grace.)

Both grandkids (11-year-old Nick and 7-year-old Allie loved the show, and I think Mr. Eva laughed the hardest of us all! 

I'm sure some of you are too sophisticated to enjoy the wackiness; fortunately, we found we were not!
EVA

9 comments:

Brian Miller said...

i was not too sure on this one...they have ruined so many childhood memories for me that i am leary...will check it out...

Coffee Slut said...

It's on my list of films to see ....I just need to find the time!

ipenka said...

Personally don't think I'll watch it in theaters but...

At the end of the day, no matter what, fun memories with the grandkids are good.

A Beer for the Shower said...

Like any person with a juvenile, slapstick sense of humor, I love the Stooges. I'm definitely not ashamed to see this. However, I *am* poor, so I probably won't see it in the theaters.

River said...

I didn't know The Three Stooges had been made into a movie. I'd recently seen a little snippet of their old TV show on something else where a character was watching old TV shows ans thought how silly they all were. If I'd seen the movie advertised anywhere I probably would have thought, "huh, not seeing that rubbish", but now that I know Jane Lynch is in it I'd be more open to seeing it. I like Jane Lynch.

Terri Sonoda said...

Bah humbug to those "too sophisticated" types. I say a good laugh is the best thing for ya! And I'm really looking forward to seeing that movie. I grew up watching The Three Stooges, was a big fan, and know that I'm gonna love this movie.
Have a great day, Eva!

Stephen Hayes said...

I was a big Stooges fan growing up and had decided to pass on this film, but your praise has changed my mind. I laugh just thinking about the piano-wire sound of Larry's hair being pulled.

Sue said...

I have a feeling my hubby will love this one.

=)

Pat said...

I'm so far out of it that I didn't even know that they did a remake of this! Don't think I'd see it as they weren't my favorite growing up, but I'm glad you guys enjoyed it!