Rodney Dangerfield stars as a three-times divorced real estate tycoon who thought he was through with love until he discovered that the Utah land he invested in came with multiple wives. Now his sex life is on overdrive --... more » and a greedy banker and a brutal gangster want to turn his merry marriages into honeymoon hell!System Requirements: Running Time 100 MinFormat: DVD MOVIE Genre: COMEDY Rating: R UPC: 012236108061 Manufacturer No: 10806« less
Terrible waste of Rodney Dangerfield's remaining comedic talents. Embarrassingly bad.
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5 Wives - 5 Stars
Mike King | Taunton, MA United States | 08/13/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I don't know why Rodney Dangerfield's movie "My 5 Wives" did not receive a wide theatrical release, since it is his funniest film in years. The jokes start right from the beginning, when Rodney is in divorce court. "Every time I wanted sex, my wife left the room to give me privacy! The last time I had sex, I was arrested for assault with a dead weapon!", he tells his lawyer. Also appearing in the movie are John Byner, playing a crooked banker, Andrew Dice Clay, who plays a Mafia underboss and Jerry Stiller, playing a Mafia don who knew Rodney when they were both kids in the old neighborhood. As Rodney tells Jerry regarding his father, "In our neighborhood, he was the first one to start acupuncture - with an ice pick!" A memorable scene is when Rodney takes his 5 wives to Las Vegas. At first, they appear poolside wearing one piece bathing suits that were in style a hundred years ago. Rodney takes them clothes shopping. They return poolside wearing very skimpy bikinis, followed by Rodney in a speedo! The DVD includes deleted scenes, cast and crew information, and actors' interviews. The actresses who play his 5 wives are interviewed while they're wearing their bikinis. I respect that!"
M. Drenth | San Juan | 05/26/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"To Buy or Not to buy, will it be an asset to your DVD collection, or will you watch it once and forget it?Yes people its safe to say that since your here, you like Dangerfield's type of comedy. This film delivers fresh routines of Dangerfields trademark style, and although not a "big" budget film the likes of Ladybugs, Back To School and Easy Money...etc., it will still make you laugh. If your a fan of Dangerfield, this is a good purchase and you will enjoy it a couple times. Andrew Dice plays a Mafia underboss in the film, although his perfomance and jokes are nothing outstanding, its still a little funny looking at him. The writers could have done much more with his character, it is obvious his character wasnt written for him specifically or the director wanted to keep his performance second to Dangerfields.Very little cameo perfomances by other up and comming comics, so dont expect much. The film looks like a "Made for TV" movie and also looks like it was shot using video... possible to lower production costs.Overall if you like Dangerfield, youll like this movie."
No Oscar material here but one heck of a funny movie
MoonLitTree | USA | 09/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"No Oscar material here but one heck of a funny movie.
Rodney Dangerfield has never been funnier! The plot is silly but very entertaining and captures to hold audience. Hey, when we want to see a comedy we want to see a comedy and this movie does it pretty well."
Greg Stossel | Madison, ohio United States | 12/20/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Not the best Rodney Dangerfield film, but funny. Rodney carries this movie with his oneliners, other than that this movie probably wouldn't have much else to offer. Appearances by John Byner and Andrew "dice" clay too.If you're a fan of Rodney you'll enjoy it."
Who Can Dislike Rodney Dangerfield
William A. Howes | Nashville, IL USA | 02/24/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Rodney slows down in this apparently direct-to-video movie, but it's an amusing take on the always-popular guy-who-inherits-bunch-of-babes plotline. Here, Rodney is a would-be ski lodge builder who finds that to buy some Utah mountain property for his lodge, he has to adopt the local splinter Mormon beliefs. That somehow includes taking three wives, and they become five. He gets some tired gags out of how he has to bed these five beauties, then he takes them to Las Vegas, they quickly become liberated at a seminar, and help save Rodney from a couple smalltown hustlers including a banker played by John Byner, fronting for a mob guy played by Andrew Dice Clay, who wants the property for his uncle, played by Jerry Stiller. Lots of Dangerfield gags, many of them heard many times before, a chase scene in which Rodney's double bests the bad guys, and all turns out well in the end. Lightweight Dangerfield, but, heck, I like the guy and it's among the better of his lesser efforts."