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on November 1, 2012
The film is not bad. However there are several holes in plot development and liberties taken that fictionalize rather than stick with fact. Some of the scenes made cliches of the characters. Events and details surrounding the demise of Curly and Shemp are missing. I thought that Moe being portrayed as a gopher for the studio boss at the beginning was interesting...can anyone confirm this as fact? Joe Besser was left out entirely. I did think that the transition to Joe DeRita was handled well. It did have some good scenes but overall I was not overly impressed. I received a hand written letter from Moe himself in the early 1970's who explained that he was in the process of writing a book about the Stooges which turned out to be pretty good. I wonder if Moe would have liked this film?