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The Stupids
The Stupids
Actors: Tom Arnold, Jessica Lundy, Bug Hall, Alex McKenna, Mark Metcalf
Director: John Landis
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy
PG     2004     1hr 34min

Meet the Stupids. Stanley (Tom Arnold) and Joan (Jessica Lundy) and their kids, Buster and Petunia. They're a nice, typical, suburban American family. Except for one thing. None of them has the sense God gave a lemon. Yea...  more »

     

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Actors: Tom Arnold, Jessica Lundy, Bug Hall, Alex McKenna, Mark Metcalf
Director: John Landis
Creators: Manfred Guthe, Dale Beldin, Leslie Belzberg, Brent Forrester, Harry Allard, James Marshall
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, John Landis
Studio: New Line Home Video
Format: DVD
DVD Release Date: 02/10/2004
Original Release Date: 08/30/1996
Theatrical Release Date: 08/30/1996
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 34min
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

THE STUPIDS
MOONCHILD | Planet Claire | 03/27/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is for those who are under 13 or those with a really weird sense of humor, like me. I actually saw this in a movie theater with Cari Kepner and sad to say we were the only ones there. America missed the boat with this film but I bet it's popular in Belgium. Anyhow, I'm not a big fan of Tom Arnold but he is PERFECT in the role of Stanley Stupid! If you don't take life seriously and are able to find humor in everything, even funerals I suggest watching this film. It's great fun for the whole family! Dynamite cameo appearances by Captain Kangaroo and Jenny McCarthy. "In the name of the Lloyd" BUY this movie!!"
Thank the Lloyd for this movie!
ex-batman | Chantilly, VA United States | 03/19/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Yes, this is an incredibly stupid movie. Yes, the acting is not so great. Yes, this might have been a waste of everyone's time...well, probably not Tom Arnold's. But you have to see this movie. This is the most zany and random movie I've ever seen. I think the best part is when Tom Arnold is disguised as a bush, and goes off about how he is part man, part bush, master of both worlds..."Bush-man, you are supreme!" Either that or the drive bee...you have to see it, I don't think I can explain it adequately. Or perhaps even the Stupids meeting with the Lloyd, a janitor they mistakenly believe is the Lord, God, and hence the title of this review. A couple friends and I rented this one night when we must have been partially insane, and it has provided moments of hilarity when we bring it up ever since. Just give it a chance...depending on your sense of humor, you won't regret it."
Yes, it's funny! No, I'm not on drugs!
JOHN NATHAN | Dallas, Tx United States | 05/10/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was drawn to this movie, because I read 'The Stupids' childrens books as a child. This movie really only appeals to a certain group of people. People who can sit down, open their minds and laugh at completely ridiculous stuff, which is exactly what this movie is. There is no concrete plot that can be summarized in one or two sentences. It's a series of events that manage to link together in the stupidest ways possible. If you liked 'Kung Pow' or 'Mars Attacks' I think you'll like 'The Stupids'."
Great classic slapstick
sfwriter | Los Angeles, CA USA | 04/04/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"And those who don't understand lighthearted slapstick shouldn't waste their time watching, because they won't get it. (I have to admit I never thought it was necessary to "understand" slapstick, but judging by some reviews I've seen, lots of people don't.) The so-called "bad" acting is intentional (in fact, it's sometimes quite good bad acting), and yes, the characters are supposed to be stupid. The humour comes from the dissociation between our "normal" view of the world and their continual misinterpretations of everything that happens to them, and the way that "reality" somehow always seems to support their misinterpretations. Making a truly silly comedy takes a lot of brains, and there are definitely some brains operating behind the scenes in this movie. Sure, it's not the greatest movie in history, and it does have a few lame gags, but what comedy doesn't? It's still a lot of fun. And it should be given an award for reviving that immortal ode, "I'm My Own Grandpa.""