Fun with Dick and Jane movie house sadly is not a real house, but a suburb constructed of 12 houses with only front facades and one functioning house that were built on an abandoned Marineland of the Pacific theme park in California. – Wikipedia. That is interesting in itself.
It’s Friday, the day I like to do movie houses. Hollywood is make-believe land, so let’s look at and talk about the pretend FUN with DICK and JANE house. Here it is, below, as it appeared in the 2005 comedy. See Dick and Jane‘s house.
Fun with Dick and Jane stars funny man Jim Carrey as Dick Harper and delightful Tea Leoni (Cameron Diaz was originally to be Jane, but had other obligations) as Jane Harper. Dick and Jane have little Billy Harper played by Aaron Michael Drozin and Spot the dog of course.
The original characters from the Dick and Jane school readers were Dick, Jane, Baby (or Sally), Mother, Father, Spot, Puff the cat, and Tim the teddy bear. See Dick and Jane at the end of this post to read more about it.
Dick and Jane are living a nice life in the suburbs in a large house with two nice cars and a nanny for their son Billy.
Then one day Dick is promoted at his work, Globodyne, which convinces them that now is the time for Jane to quit working to spend time with Billy.
But he was only promoted to be a fall guy for Globodyne’s demise due to the tanked stocks and pension funds supposed evaporation, aka “Enron.” Now after one day of being promoted, Dick has no job. Oops, too late, Jane already quit her job and is off to Billy’s school as an involved parent.
It’s the first day for Dick being home with no job. Bored, he practices jumping off the stairs and landing in the chair.
Dick keeps calling for job openings and the companies keep telling Dick to quit calling. There are no jobs.
Jane: “Dick we are in a bit of a pickle.” They have no more money left is what Jane tells Dick who is on his way to apply for a job that everybody and their brother are also applying for.
Dick and Jane get their grass repossessed.
No grass, no garbage pick up, no running water or electricity.
No pension, jobs are hard to find, and no home equity, Dick and Jane are now poverty-stricken. They resort to trading their car in for a junker……
They pay their Mexican nanny in appliances, sell their big screen TV, and resort to trying to get money by Jane being a cosmetics guinea pig and Dick trying to work as a laborer with the Nanny’s illegal Mexican friends.
See Dick fall apart at the seams. Dick wants his grass back and runs around stealing grass bit by bit from the neighbors.
Turns out, Dick and Jane are pretty good at being robbers. They are beginning to get their life back. Dick tells his neighbors he is playing the stock market and doing well.
See Dick get indicted. He runs around screaming “I’m going to be indicted, indicted, indicted.”
See Dick and Jane get revenge. Dick, Jane, and Frank come up with an idea to get everyone’s money back. Dick finds out from Frank (the former Chief Financial Officer) that Jack McCallister actually siphoned all of Globodyne’s assets,dumped the stock, and is going to stash $400 million in an offshore account. All they have to do is intercept the transfer of money and substitute it with a fake one. It all falls apart until Dick gets McCallister’s signature on a check for $1.00 that McCallister writes after he finds out what Dick and Jane are up to. The signature lets Dick and Jane fake the transfer of money and they get all the money back to distribute to the laid-off Globodyne workers.
Dick and Jane are wealthy again. They have a nice car again and their lifestyle back. But what’s this? As they are driving along in their happy ending a friend in the Bentley tells them about a new up and coming company he is working for called “Enron.”
Dick and Jane school readers