Harvard should take the guys from Dumb and Dumber and A Night at the Roxbury because the girls in Dick are in a league of their own. Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams are two teen bimbos who, by accident, alert the people to the Watergate robbery, and then, later, stumble across a lot of incriminating evidence that could get Richard "Dick" Nixon kicked out of office. The point is that Dick portrays "Deep Throat" as two teen dumb blondes. There is a good side and a bad side to this movie.
The bad side is that the jokes are pretty flat and the movie's comedy spans about an hour while the movie goes on for an hour and a half. None of the jokes are really witty or clever. The two main characters are so stupid and ditsy it is hard not to despise them, and most of the time you want to beat the crap out of them.
On the other hand, there is a good side. While the jokes are flat, the way they are presented are funny. It is hilarious the way that their simple scheme to send a letter to the heartthrob ends up alerting a security guard to the fact that there are robbers in the building. Also, just the way the two girls are stupid allows for some laughs, and there are a lot of scenes that are laugh-out-loud funny. It might sound contradictory that the jokes are flat but funny at the same time, but you have to see it to believe it, and I suggest you do.
Dan Hedaya is Dick, and he does a great impersonation of the only President to resign. However, supporters of Nixon, and the ones who think he made up for his mistakes after his Presidency, might not enjoy Hedaya's Nixon mainly because once the truth pops in to the girls' heads (they basically go on a revenge plot because he is mean to the dog), he becomes rather nasty.
Dick is a movie to see. It makes fun of the largest government conspiracy ever, in every way possible, and manages to get quite a bit of laughs out of it as well. The movie's lines aren't very intellectual, but the way everything is handled makes a good comedy.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.
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