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Just as Good as Tommy Boy
on July 21, 2005
When I say this movie is just as good as Tommy Boy, I don't mean to say that Chris Farley is better in this movie than he is in Tommy Boy. Far from it. This movie is just as good as Tommy Boy because such a great cast supports Chris and Matthew Perry. Guy Fontenot is a riot, and Higgens and Bidwell, in my opinion, steal the show. Not to mention Pratt, Jackson, and Hidalgo. I think many of the bad reviews this movie gets are due to the fact that Chris Farley is not at his comedic best (although the fearsome beasts speech ranks among his greatest moments) and he does not dominate the movie as he did with Tommy Boy and Black Sheep. Watch this movie a few times, however, and you will begin to focus more on the role players, who elevate this movie to a comedic classic. Higgen's story, Pratt's experiment, Bidwell's itchy nose, and "There's an animal now!" are some of the greatest movie moments of this past decade. I understand that the sophomoric humor prevalent in this movie is not for everyone and certain highbrows will look down on this movie, but that if they cannot let down their pretensions once in a while, that is their mistake. Do not underestimate this movie. It is delightfully funny.