Left on the doorstep of an orphanage run by nuns at birth, three friends Moe, Larry and Curly spend their time eye poking and slapping each other all the day long. But when their orphanage suddenly goes bankrupt, the three Stooges set out to save it by journeying into the world to find a way to raise the money required. But their quest brings them into being used in a murder scheme and landing them into a popular reality show.Written by
Jerod Mayo and Troy Brown of the New England Patriots play the two "gang bangers" whose pants are falling down. The Farrelly Brothers often include New England sports stars in their movies. See more »
The scene where the couple who would eventually become Teddy's parents are driving down the road with Moe is supposed to be 25 years prior to present day (2012), yet following behind them is clearly a red Jeep Liberty, which didn't go into production until 2001. See more »
[an orphan says "We're not just orphans" as the orphans play a game of kick the can; Sister Mary-Mengele blows her whistle]
Everybody inside! Come on, time for your chores!
But Sister Mary-Mengele, the game's tied! Can't we just play another couple of minutes? Please?
No, you can't. Now get inside! And pick up that soccer can and put it back in the equipment shed where it belongs!
Wait a second, Sis, you gotta hear us out!
We didn't ask for this
We didn't pray for this
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Right before the end credits, 2 actors posing as the Farrelly Brothers appear on screen to deliver a "Don't Try This At Home" announcement. Also, towards the end of the closing credits, there is a music video featuring The Three Stooges and 'Jennifer Hudson'. See more »
The UK theatrical version was cut for a PG rating, to remove the following imitable techniques:
A vegetable peeler used on a man's head.
A cheese grater used on a man's foot.
Hair tongs used on a woman's tongue.
A man's head being shoved into a microwave.
A verbal reference to playing with matches.
The uncut version was rated 12 on video. See more »
If you still watch the old Three Stooges Shorts from way back when and appreciate their humor, there's no reason you won't love this movie. The setting is contemporary, with iphone's and the jersey shore and what not, but this setting is only used to further punctuate the timeless humor of the stooges. All three actors who portray the stooges do a flawless job and make you actually forget that they are not the originals halfway through the movie. It's as if Larry, Curly and Moe have been pulled out of time and placed into today's society getting into the same type of trouble and running the same type of gags they always would. There really isn't a better way the Three Stooges could have been portrayed in this day and age. The Farrelly brothers do an incredible job doing the character of the Stooges justice, weaving a fantastic Stooge-esque plot and transporting these lovable nitwits into the present day. Heck the Farrelly brothers even made sure to include the classic title slides seen before every Stooges short. It's for this reason I give this movie an extremely high rating, not because it's a profound comedy, but because it had one goal: recreate the enduring humor of the Three Stooges, and with that goal in mind this movie overwhelmingly succeeds.
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