Sunday, May 18, 2014

Stealing Harvard - Stupid But Ok

I knew absolutely nothing about this movie.

Stealing Harvard tells the story of John, played by Jason Lee, an average guy who gets himself into an economic conflict when he wants to satisfy both Elaine, played by Leslie Mann, in the purchase of their new home and Noreen, played by Tammy Blanchard, a young teen whose acceptance to Harvard University means John's payment for her to go.

The opening scene fades into an outline of the human body into the heart, meaning that this story comes from John's heart in a sort of way. John starts going off about fate and destiny and how he didn't believe those things happened until something in his life turned his thoughts around. He appears to be going to the horse races alone, looking ahead towards a sort of new-found destiny.

Already, the conflicts seem too exaggerated. The faces too much on the smiles. The exaggeration all to exaggerated. The movie tries to be funny when it really isn't. We do start to see the conflict mess John up in a sort of way, but it could be too much, even for a comedy.

So stupid. So cheesy. Too much. Ugh. The stupidity!

Everything from Duff's, played by Tom Green, character to the mirror scenes to Mr. Warner, played by Dennis Farina, is utterly stupid. I cannot believe I'm watching such a stupid movie. I laughed maybe 2 times out of all the stupid jokes that the movie had.

The one thing I do agree with is this theme of truth. That's the only thing. Of course, you shouldn't hide things that are important from other people, but sheesh. Such a stupid movie. Ugh. I thought that maybe someway: this movie could turn itself around. It just got spoiled more and more throughout the movie.

Okay. The end is pretty hilarious, but I feel like overall the movie is just a joke.

I give this movie a 3/5.

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