Say It Isn't So
WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
A SPCA animal control goofball (Klein) meets up with the woman (Graham) of his dreams, only to discover that she's his long lost sister. Incest…now that’s funny! (sarcasm fully intended) Our hero then spends the next 95 minutes trying to find out the real truth behind his biological history and win back his…sister?
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
Like I mentioned in my review of ME MYSELF & IRENE, the Farrelly brothers have officially overstayed their welcome in Hollywood. All they do is pump out unfunny and formulaic “comedies” which involve dull scripts, weak actors and periodic injections of some really nasty gross out humor. It’s pretty sad when you can sum up a sad sack film like this one in two lines: NOT FUNNY. As is the case with many of the newer Farrelly efforts, the jokes miss their marks and come off as forced attempts at laughter. Chris Klein and Heather Graham are mediocre at best in their lead roles, basically playing the same character we’ve already seen from them before. Things get truly pathetic when the flick tries to get all sappy and romantic (i.e.: serious), killing whatever comedic vibe was left. The one shining point during the whole suckfest was one Orlando Jones whose Jimi Hendrix-esque pilot character actually had me chuckling at some of his stupid one liners. On a side note, when the hell did Miss Academy Award herself, Sally Field, start agreeing to co-star in garbage roles like this? Ouch. Don’t even bother with this one, it ain’t worth your time or cash money.
First up is 4-minute featurette hosted by Orlando Jones that basically serves as an extremely short fluff piece that sheds absolutely no light on the making of the movie. It’s worthless and uninformative. Six deleted scenes are also included (with optional commentary from director Rogers…ooh!) and much like the movie, they’re simply not funny. The theatrical trailer and 5 TV spots finish up the special features. The disc does feature some decent animated menus, complete with sound.
What do you get when you take a half assed comedy and toss in some measly extras? One sorry excuse for a DVD, that’s what! If there’s one thing I take pride in for this whole reviewing gig, it’s being able to warn other people and prevent them from wasting their hard earned dollars on bad releases. This, ladies and gentlemen, is one of those DVDs. Steer clear of this one, you and your wallet will thank me later.