The Three Stooges

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"No knuckleheads were harmed in the making of this film."
  • PG
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 5.1  (33,051)
  • 56

The Three Stooges is a 2012 American slapstick comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers, Bobby and Peter. The film is a modern adaptation of the classic comedy trio, the Three Stooges, featuring actors Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos, and Will Sasso as Larry, Moe, and Curly, respectively. The movie follows the three brothers from their childhood to adulthood, never leaving the orphanage they grew up in. As the film opens, the orphanage is on the verge of shutting down due to lack of funds. In order to save the orphanage, the three stooges head off into the world in search of the money to keep it open.

What ensues is a series of comedic misadventures that take the trio through a variety of scenarios, including posing as medical professionals, being mistaken for hitmen, and even participating in a reality TV show.

Throughout the film, the stooges' physical comedy and witty banter offer up numerous laugh-out-loud moments as they find themselves in increasingly ridiculous situations. Hayes, Diamantopoulos, and Sasso are all adept at capturing the spirit of the original Three Stooges, embodying their physicality, timing, and comedic sensibilities.

Along the way, the stooges cross paths with a host of other colorful characters, including a villainous nun played by Larry David, a beautiful woman who has eyes for Curly, and a slew of other eccentric individuals.

Despite the zany humor and non-stop goofiness, the film also has its heart in the right place, offering up a message of friendship and loyalty that transcends the silliness. As the story progresses, we see the stooges grow closer as they work together to save the orphanage that brought them together in the first place.

While the film doesn't exactly reinvent the wheel, it proves to be an entertaining romp that will keep audiences chuckling from start to finish. Anyone looking for a lighthearted comedy with plenty of physical humor should definitely give The Three Stooges a chance.

The Three Stooges is a 2012 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.1 and a MetaScore of 56.

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