Peter and Bobby Farrelly have been trying to get this thing made for many years; at times, high-profile actors such as Sean Penn and Jim Carrey were attached. Well, what finally made it to the screen is a cast of talented people giving it their all—and a script that lets them down. Sean Hayes is amazing as Larry, while Chris Diamantopoulos and Will Sasso do good jobs as Moe and Curly. The problem is that the writers rely on dumb jokes involving Jersey Shore, and most of the cast surrounding the Stooges (with the exception of Larry David, doing fine work as a grouchy nun) has nothing to do. The slapstick hits are often quite good, but there’s no story worth watching, and things get tedious by the time the credits roll. As performers, the three new guys do the original proud, even if their movie falls short.
Director: Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly
Producer: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly, Bradley Thomas, Charles B. Wessler, Earl M. Benjamin, Robert N. Benjamin and Marc S. Fischer
Cast: Sean Hayes, Will Sasso, Chris Diamantopoulos, Jane Lynch, Sofía Vergara, Jennifer Hudson, Larry David, Craig Bierko, Stephen Collins, Kirby Heyborne, Carly Craig, Kate Upton, Marianne Leone and Brian Doyle-Murray