By Amanda Allie

aallie@my.madonna.edu

Let's make this review plain and simple. Chances are, if you have an interest in dumb humor and cheap laughs, "The Three Stooges" is a perfect movie for you. However, if you consider yourself a straight-faced person who is not easily amused, you better stay home.

"The Three Stooges" stars Sean Hayes (Larry), Will Sasso, (Curly) and Chris Diamantopoulus (Moe).

The film begins with Larry, Curly, and Moe being tossed onto the porch of an orphanage inside of a gym bag. Initially, the nuns are delighted to meet the trio of babies, and are fighting over who will be able to feed them their first bottles.

Very quickly over the years, the nuns are not-so-excited to interact with the boys. The boys become a headache, replicating the original three stooges, and pull off some deliciously despicable stunts.

The nuns were so beside themselves at one point, they even tried to convince a family that the boys were the only three available to adopt, while they hid the other orphans. To their dismay, the boys always found a way back to each other.

Just as the movie starting to get a little boring and I nudged my sister for some Mike and Ike's, the film that once consisted solely of nuns and small children started airing some familiar beauties. I noticed because of the screen, and the lightly snoring men who straightened up in their seats.

The first beauty introduced was 19-year-old Kate Upton, who was recently put on the front page of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue in February. At first she is captured as a nun, but toward the end of the movie her more marketable features came into play.

The second beauty introduced is Sofia Vergara, our favorite Latina actress best known for her strong personality and accent. She plays multiple roles in the film.

The plot of the movie comes into play when we learn that the orphanage will be shut down in 30 days if someone does not come up with a big sum of money. The trio, a little older at this point and working as maintenance men at the orphanage, takes it upon themselves to do so. After all, one particular nun did let Larry and Curly know that  it was because of the stooges mischievous ways and accident claims that the orphanage owed so much loot.

Will they fulfill the murder plot they are presented with for the pot of gold? Or will Moe's debut on "Jersey Shore" be their savior?

With nuns flying into swimming pools, a plethora of sound effects and cheap laughter, the cuteness of the orphans, and Upton's and Vergara's usual appeal to their audience, "The Three Stooges" will keep you at the theater all the way through. Will you walk out calling your friends and tell them to must rush to their local theater? No. But chances are you won't dissuade them from making their way, either.


 

Diversions

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