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Three Stooges

The Three Stooges

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Director: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly

Cast: Will Sasso, Sean Hayes


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Peter and Bobby Farrelly finally deliver their long-gestating reboot of The Three Stooges with this 20th Century Fox production. Working from a script they penned with Mike Cerrone (Me, Myself & Irene), the brothers' comedic take on


Peter and Bobby Farrelly finally deliver their long-gestating reboot of The Three Stooges with this 20th Century Fox production. Working from a script they penned with Mike Cerrone (Me, Myself & Irene), the brothers' comedic take on the trio is not a biopic, but rather a sampling of new slapstick adventures set in the present day. Sean Hayes, Will Sasso, and Chris Diamantopoulos star as, respectively, Larry, Curly, and Moe.

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All Movie Guide - Jason Buchanan
The Farrelly brothers resurrect one of the most famous comedy acts of the 20th century, and while the results are better than a poke in the eye, the new Three Stooges isn't likely to start a genuine Curly Shuffle revival anytime soon. Funny in fits, fearlessly farcical, and brimming with the brand of traditional slapstick humor that will have panicked parents racing home to rearrange the tool shed so the sledgehammers are well out of reach, the Farrellys' The Three Stooges features a game cast who faithfully re-create the celebrated comic trio, but it fails to sustain the insanity for a full 90 minutes due mostly to a flawed script and one woefully misguided attempt at pop-culture satire. The story in The Three Stooges is divided into three acts. In the first act, infants Larry, Curly, and Moe are dropped off at a country orphanage and make life for the nuns a living hell. After an adoption opportunity goes awry, the three pals remain at the orphanage into adulthood, when they learn that the home will soon close unless they're able to raise $830,000. Determined to ensure their young friends won't be shipped off to foster homes, the trio set their sights on getting jobs in the city. The second act finds the slaphappy knuckleheads approached by the wealthy and beautiful Lydia (Sofia Vergara) with the opportunity of a lifetime: kill her terminally ill husband so that he can die with dignity, and earn the payday that will save the orphanage. As act three gets underway, the pals are divided by infighting, while Moe (Chris Diamantopoulos) achieves stardom as the newest addition to Jersey Shore. But when Larry (Sean Hayes) and Curly (Will Sasso) discover that an old friend is in danger, they reunite with Moe to save the day. The original Three Stooges always worked better in small doses. Features were never their thing, and perhaps that's simply due to the nature of their comedy; it's difficult to sustain that level of sheer insanity for any more than a reel or two. Though the Farrelly brothers attempt to remedy this by splitting the plot into three 30-minute segments, they ultimately sabotage their own efforts by attempting to connect them all through the overreaching story arc of the orphanage. As a result, none of the individual segments would be complete if taken out of context, making the stylistic choice seem like an act of desperation rather than a tribute to the original short format. (Perhaps a more interesting -- and faithful -- approach would have been to resurrect the trio in a series of Funny or Die shorts or on their own YouTube channel.) Given the effectiveness of the movie's first act, it's obvious there's still a place in contemporary comedy for slapstick, but a feature film simply doesn't feel like the best delivery method. And it's a shame this Three Stooges reboot likely won't breathe new life into the series, because Diamantopoulos, Hayes, and Sasso succeed in embodying the characters created by Moe Howard, Larry Fine, and Curly Howard. In addition to being skilled physical comedians, they also give their dunderheaded characters hearts big enough to make up for their lack of brains. On the topic of no brains, while the creative decision to turn Moe into a reality-television star does hold real potential, by constructing that aspect of the story around Jersey Shore and providing generous cameos to the "stars" of that series, the Farrellys end up playing into the hands of mindless pop culture more than skewering it. You can dismiss the Three Stooges' juvenile antics, but it's difficult to deny they had real talent, and by contrasting them against the orange-skinned ignoramuses of Jersey Shore, it just highlights how far our standards for humor have fallen. The Three Stooges may be lamebrains, but lazy they're most certainly not. Jersey Shore, on the other hand, is fast-food farce for a generation raised on apathy and irony. To connect the two not only does a disservice to the tradition of The Three Stooges, but to the audience who pay to see this film as well.

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20th Century Fox
Region Code:
[Wide Screen]
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Special Features

Deleted/Extended Scenes; The Three Stooges Mash-Up; ; Closed Caption

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Will Sasso Curly Howard
Sean Hayes Larry Fine
Chris Diamantopoulos Moe Howard
Jane Lynch Mother Superior
Sofía Vergara Lydia
Jennifer Hudson Sister Rosemary
Craig Bierko Mac
Stephen Collins Mr. Harter
Larry David Sister Mary-Mengele
Kirby Heyborne Teddy
Carly Craig Mrs. Harter
Kate Upton Sister Bernice
Marianne Leone Sister Ricarda
Brian Doyle-Murray Monsignor Ratliffe
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino The Situation
Jenni "J-Woww" Farley J-Wowww
Ronnie Magro Ronnie
Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola Sammi
Avalon Robbins Murph
Max Charles Peezer
Jake Peck Young Teddy
Patty Ross Head Nurse
Lee Armstrong Officer Armstrong
Emy Coligado Ling
Ray Collins Carbunkle
Isaiah Mustafa Moe's Hip Executive
Mark J. Kogan Executive
Michael D'Allessio Moe's Audition Staff
Donna D'Allessio Moe's Audition Staff
Bob Kocsis Child #1
Apple Kocsis Child #2
Jackie Flynn Golf Superintendent Dave Lamson
Sandra Dorsey Heavyset Woman
Vince Canlas Japanese Chef
Ric Reitz Jon Hamm
Caryl West Maid
Sayed Badreya Orderly
Johnny Seal Production Security Guard
Deborah Walker Terrified Nun
Michael L. Kuhn Tour Guide
Pamela Smith Woman Reporter
Lucy Thomas Orphan Brady
Charlie G. Thomas Young Boy at Party
Skyler Gisondo Young Moe
Lance Chantiles-Wertz Young Larry
Robert Capron Young Curly
Danny Smith French Chef
Kyla Kennedy White Balloon Girl
Erin Allin O'Reilly Nun
Caitlin Colford Nun
Caroline Scott Nun
Mariann Neary Nun
Jesse Farrelly Gang Banger
Jerod Mayo Gang Banger
Troy Brown Gang Banger
Patricia French Laundry Worker
Roy Jenkins Officer Mycroft
Barry Guy Staple in Hat Guy
Matthew Collins Policeman #3
William F. Scannell Handsome Security Guard
Jonathan Kennedy Party Security
Lin Shaye Nurse Crotchet
Steve Tyler Camera Man
Myron Parker Orphan
J.R. Fondessy Orphan
Robert J. Benjamin Hipster Orphan
Reid Meadows Weezer
Dwight Howard Himself
Dallas Hobbs Basketball Player
Carter Hayden Baby Moe
Cooper Callihan Baby Curly
Kieran Vine Baby Larry
Antonio Sabato Handsome Guy #1
Justin Lopez Handsome Guy #2

Technical Credits
Bobby Farrelly Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Peter Farrelly Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Alterian Inc. Makeup Special Effects
Kerry Barden Casting
Earl M. Benjamin Executive Producer
Robert N. Benjamin Executive Producer
Mike Cerrone Screenwriter
Mark Charpentier Co-producer
John Debney Score Composer
Marc S. Fischer Executive Producer
Tony Gardner Makeup Special Effects
Bill Johnson Makeup
Micah Laine Makeup
Wayne Lemmer Sound/Sound Designer
Matthew Leonetti Cinematographer
Karl J. Martin Set Decoration/Design
Adam McCarthy Co-producer
Kris Meyer Co-producer
Rick Montgomery Casting
Manish Raval Musical Direction/Supervision
J.B. Rogers Asst. Director,Co-producer
Paul Schnee Casting
Sam Seig Editor
Danny Teeson Choreography
Bradley Thomas Producer
Arlan Jay Vetter Production Designer
Charles B. Wessler Producer
Amy Lee Wheeler Art Director
Denise Wingate Costumes/Costume Designer
Tom Wolfe Musical Direction/Supervision

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Three Stooges
1. Scene 1 [2:58]
2. Scene 2 [2:56]
3. Scene 3 [5:57]
4. Scene 4 [3:05]
5. Scene 5 [2:13]
6. Scene 6 [2:56]
7. Scene 7 [3:14]
8. Scene 8 [2:32]
9. Scene 9 [8:42]
10. Scene 10 [4:51]
11. Scene 11 [4:01]
12. Scene 12 [3:39]
13. Scene 13 [2:56]
14. Scene 14 [3:35]
15. Scene 15 [4:02]
16. Scene 16 [2:31]
17. Scene 17 [4:19]
18. Scene 18 [4:32]
19. Scene 19 [5:15]
20. Scene 20 [2:26]
21. Scene 21 [3:18]
22. Scene 22 [5:19]
23. Scene 23 [:46]
24. Scene 24 [5:44]


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