Screwed

I'm being more than fair by giving this stupid comedy about a manservant to a cranky, old rich woman "accidentally" kidnapping himself for ransom a "D." Norm MacDonald plays the lead role, which was not a complete mistake because now we know that this charismatic ex-Saturday Night Live member shouldn't be given any more lead roles. MacDonald is never convincing. I noticed that the script sort of makes a lame attempt at being funny yet they result in no laughs. If it had significantly better jokes, better lead actors, and a better director, this film's plot (with a few clever ideas strewn into it) would not have been put to a complete waste.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence

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Starring:

Norm MacDonald, Dave Chappelle, Danny DeVito, Elaine Strich, Daniel Benzali, Sherman Hemsley, Malcolm Stewart, Lochlyn Munro, Brent Chapman

Directed by:

Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski

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2000 comedy

Rated PG-13.

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Don Ignacio's score: D

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