Left on the doorstep of an orphanage run by nuns at birth, three friends Moe, Larry and Curly spend their time eye poking and slapping each other all the day long. But when their orphanage suddenly goes bankrupt, the three Stooges set out to save it by journeying into the world to find a way to raise the money required. But their quest brings them into being used in a murder scheme and landing them into a popular reality show.Written by
The orphanage is shown to be founded in 1934, the same year The Three Stooges began their series of shorts for Columbia Pictures, which continued until 1958. See more »
When Teddy's wife sprays toothpaste in his face, we see his face doesn't have any toothpaste on it. See more »
[an orphan says "We're not just orphans" as the orphans play a game of kick the can; Sister Mary-Mengele blows her whistle]
Everybody inside! Come on, time for your chores!
But Sister Mary-Mengele, the game's tied! Can't we just play another couple of minutes? Please?
No, you can't. Now get inside! And pick up that soccer can and put it back in the equipment shed where it belongs!
Wait a second, Sis, you gotta hear us out!
We didn't ask for this
We didn't pray for this
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Right before the end credits, 2 actors posing as the Farrelly Brothers appear on screen to deliver a "Don't Try This At Home" announcement. Also, towards the end of the closing credits, there is a music video featuring The Three Stooges and 'Jennifer Hudson'. See more »
The UK theatrical version was cut for a PG rating, to remove the following imitable techniques:
A vegetable peeler used on a man's head.
A cheese grater used on a man's foot.
Hair tongs used on a woman's tongue.
A man's head being shoved into a microwave.
A verbal reference to playing with matches.
The uncut version was rated 12 on video. See more »
I'm pushing 60. I've been a fan of the original Three Stooges for almost my whole life. Got all the DVDs. Read most of the books. In all that time, I have seen many imitators of all 6 Stooge-members, including Moe, Larry, Curly, Shemp, Joe Besser and Curly Joe deRita. In these guys (Hayes, Sasso & Diamondapoulos), I've never seen anyone come nearly as close to the original Larry Curly & Moe. And that includes the three actors who portrayed the boys in the 2000 TV-movie bio-pic. But it isn't just that. It's the Writing and Directing of the Farrelly brothers here that really does the trick. The funniest things the original comedy trio did were the rapid-fire slapping, poking and punching, set to hilariously beautiful sound-effects. That is all presented here, perhaps even more often than in the original short films of the '30s & '40s. The time is just right for all this. This is another nostalgia trip for baby-boomers like me and so many others today. Presented in the form of one continuous 90-minute story divided into three 30-minute "short films," even the pace is perfect. I was a little leary of the brothers' apparent "need" to include Jersey Shore cast-members into the film, but that decision turned out okay. Loved this hilarious, fast-paced comedy film. ***1/2 out of ****
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