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Trial and Error (1997)
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Review Date: April 19, 1998
Director: Jonathan Lynn
Writer: Sara Bernstein, Gregory Bernstein
Producers: Jonathan Lynn, Gary Ross
Actors:
Jeff Daniels
Michael Richards
Charlize Theron
Plot:
Richard the actor (Richards) has to take the place of Charles the lawyer (Daniels) in a real court case, after Charles is left unintelligible from a night of heavy drinking at his bachelor party. The film follows the antics of the two men as they try to get away with their tomfoolery.
Critique:
This movie did not make me laugh once. Perhaps it was because I was tired when I watched it. Perhaps. Perhaps it was because I had seen Richards perform most of the same schtick a thousand times on Seinfeld. Perhaps. Perhaps it was because the movie just wasn't funny. Absolutely. The lack of humour wasn't the only issue that I had with this film either. The movie attempts to weave a couple of love stories through its vision, but unfortunately, they are also lacking in conviction, believability and credibility. They are contrived and appear to be placed into the story for convenience sake. The actors were all adequate enough in their roles, but the problem didn't lie in the acting. I wish I could find one good reason for you to see this waste of time, but I can't. Unless of course, you need something playing on your TV set while you waste some time around the house. Overall, this movie stinks. On the good side, Charlize Theron is darn cute, and the movie is no longer then 90 minutes. On the bad side, this movie is not funny, interesting or enjoyable in any which way possible. A person wouldn't even enjoy his nachos while watching this emptiness. Please skip it.
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