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Looks like Jim Carrey has done it again, as he carried yet another movie to open up at number one.

http://www.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/Movies/12/19/box.office.reut/index.html

My son (9) wanted to see this, and his younger sisters were with their mom, so I caved and took him. I thought this would have been terrible, but we really enjoyed ourselves.

I won't spoil the movie, but I had heard that the AFLAC duck made a comic relief appearance in one brief scene. It was not nearly as bad as I feared, on the other hand I actually felt "OK it works"

Nice performances by Jude Law, Billy Connelly, and Meryl Streep as well. Despite the plot completely following the children around, the child actors didn't get in the way of this film.

I've heard there are a whole series of these books, but I can't imagine the same kids (especially the youngest) reprising their roles in a sequel. But I'd love to see Jim Carrey as Count Olaf some more.
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I really liked it. There was only one obnoxious "Jim Carrey moment" in the movie - other than that he really pulled off the characters and it wasn't just Jim on screen trying to convince you he was acting.



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"Nice performances by Jude Law, Billy Connelly, and Meryl Streep as well. Despite the plot completely following the children around, the child actors didn't get in the way of this film."

Oh man the kids OWNED this film. Emily Browning and Liam Aiken wipe the floor with any of the shitty child actors the Potter franchise has produced. It takes serious chutzpah to take on Jim Carrey on record form, and they more than managed to hold their own. Awesome awesome end to the year.



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Jim Carrey's been following the Ben Affleck Rules of Film Selection (as described by Affleck to Matt Damon in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back): "You're like a child. What've I been telling you? You gotta do the safe picture. Then you can do the art picture. But then sometimes you gotta do the payback picture because your friend says you owe him."

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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective [Warner Brothers, 1994], The Mask [New Line, 1994], Dumb & Dumber [New Line, 1994], Batman Forever [Warner Brothers, 1995], Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls [Warner Brothers, 1995], The Cable Guy [Columbia, 1996], Liar Liar [Universal, 1997], The Truman Show [Paramount, 1998], Man On The Moon [Universal, 1999], Me Myself & Irene [FOX, 2000], How The Grinch Stole Christmas [Universal, 2000], The Majestic [Warner Brothers, 2001], Bruce Almighty [Universal, 2003], Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind [Focus Features, 2004], Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events [Paramount/Dreamworks, 2004]



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    Originally posted by too-old-now
    Looks like Jim Carrey has done it again, as he carried yet another movie to open up at number one.

    http://www.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/Movies/12/19/box.office.reut/index.html

    My son (9) wanted to see this, and his younger sisters were with their mom, so I caved and took him. I thought this would have been terrible, but we really enjoyed ourselves.

    I won't spoil the movie, but I had heard that the AFLAC duck made a comic relief appearance in one brief scene. It was not nearly as bad as I feared, on the other hand I actually felt "OK it works"

    Nice performances by Jude Law, Billy Connelly, and Meryl Streep as well. Despite the plot completely following the children around, the child actors didn't get in the way of this film.

    I've heard there are a whole series of these books, but I can't imagine the same kids (especially the youngest) reprising their roles in a sequel. But I'd love to see Jim Carrey as Count Olaf some more.


There's actually 12 of these books. And from what I understand, the movie was the first 3 books put together.




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