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Stealing Harvard

Stealing Harvard

Once again director Bruce McCulloch proves that being a good comedian does not translate into directing a good comedy.  His other flops include Dog Park and Superstar.  I'd love to figure out how, with a history of BAD films, this guy has the audacity to release Stealing Harvard.

The film is based on the premise of an uncle's promise to put his niece through college after she gets eliminated from an elementary spelling bee in the first round.  Add to this that her mother, rather than consoling her daughter is filming the crying, sobbing and ultimately the blackmail piece used to force the uncle into delivering $30,000.

With stars like Jason Lee and Tom Green one has come to expect childish and even gross humor; the problem is that there is almost no humor to this entire film, sans a scene of one very horny dog.  Even the botched robbery attempts to get the cash are ones that evoke sympathy rather than laughs.

As I wasted 83 minutes viewing this film, I'll not waste much more in telling you that only two things get stolen in this movie: your money and your time.

In closing, remember to keep the popcorn hot, the soda cold and look for me in the back row, three seats in.

 
Frank
Chris
Tony
Jim
Howard
Jennifer
Kathleen
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Stealing Harvard
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