Crazy on the Outside

January 8th, 2010







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Plot
A recently paroled ex-con who has trouble adjusting to the wacky normalcy of life outside of prison. He has spent the last three years behind bars after getting caught committing a crime and taking the rap for his much more dangerous pal.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 5.6/10 (2,637 voted)

Critic's Score: 21/100

Director: Tim Allen

Stars: Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Jeanne Tripplehorn

Storyline
A recently paroled ex-con who has trouble adjusting to the wacky normalcy of life outside of prison. He has spent the last three years behind bars after getting caught committing a crime and taking the rap for his much more dangerous pal.

Writers: Judd Pillot, John Peaslee

Cast:
Tim Allen - Tommy
Sigourney Weaver - Viki
Ray Liotta - Gray
J.K. Simmons - Ed
Julie Bowen - Christy
Kelsey Grammer - Frank
Jeanne Tripplehorn - Angela Papadopolous
Helen Slayton-Hughes - Grandma
Kenton Duty - Ethan Papadopolous
Daniel Booko - Cooper Luboja
Karle Warren - Alex Luboja
Robert Baker - Lance
Casey Sander - Prison Guard
Jon Gries - Edgar
Malcolm Goodwin - Rick

Taglines: He survived three years of hard time. Now comes a little family time.



Details

Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 8 January 2010

Opening Weekend: $64,438 (USA) (10 January 2010) (75 Screens)

Gross: $64,438 (USA) (10 January 2010)



Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
When Tim Allen's character is getting his mugshot, it shows him as being well over 6' tall (with the measurement wall behind him). Tim is actually 5'9".

Goofs:
Factual errors: Since Tommy was already convicted and had served 36-months in a Federal prison, he would be released on parole, not probation. He would report to a Parole Agent not a Probation Officer. Parole is an early release program whereas probation is a diversionary program.



User Review

It means well, has potential, but...

Rating: 4/10

Tim Allen's directorial debut is very hit and miss...sadly, mostly miss. The movie needs a lot of editing and a completely different third act.

The film starts as an offbeat comedy...and even though there are no hardy belly laughs, there are a number of clever ideas and lines (many delivered by the under-appreciated JK Simmons). But with an all-star comic cast, you would think there would be more, ahem...comedy. Halfway through the film becomes more of a family drama. The humor totally disappears and the quirky oddball characters become normal. The third act is very cliché, generic and melodramatic. But all the performers give it their best---even players like Ray Liotta and Kelsey Grammar are playing parts that could have been done by anyone. And the film's one running gag is actually funny for a while, but it goes nowhere after the 100th mention.









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