3 Geezers!

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3 Geezers!
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Directed by Michelle Schumacher
Produced by
  • Randle Schumacher
  • Eric Radzan
Written by
  • Randle Schumacher
  • Eric Radzan
  • Tony Cummings
Starring
Music by
  • Rick Amezcua
  • Randle Schumacher
Production
company
Rubber Tree Productions
Release date
  • May 22, 2013 (2013-05-22)
Country United States
Language English
Box office $4,175[1]

3 Geezers! is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Michelle Schumacher and starring J. K. Simmons, Tim Allen, Scott Caan, Breckin Meyer, Randy Couture and Basil Hoffman. It was the second collaboration between Allen and Couture, after the 2008 martial arts comedy-drama film, Redbelt.

Plot

Follow actor J Kimball as he researches what it's like to be old for a role in an upcoming movie. When he meets the residents at The Coconuts convalescent home, he quickly discovers that his perceptions of the elderly may be off from today's reality. After being on the wrong end of some pranks, J enlists the help of his Hollywood friends to turn the tides. Mayhem ensues.

Cast

Reception

Critical reception for 3 Geezers! has been overwhelmingly negative and the film currently holds a rating of 9 on Metacritic (based on 5 reviews), meaning “overwhelming dislike”.[2][3]

News outlets such as the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times panned the film overall, with both reviewers criticizing the movie's humor as un-funny and the reviewer for the New York Times commented that "This film makes the dreadful TV show “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” seem sophisticated."[4][5] The Hollywood Reporter echoed these sentiments, stating that "Barely managing to fill its brief running time despite its surfeit of smuttily vulgar gags, 3 Geezers! proves a less than subtle argument for euthanasia."[6] Slant Magazine gave a slightly more positive review, remarking that the film's approach was "a creative one that makes the material easier to swallow, but it doesn't change the fact that this is basically a single joke on repeat for a stretched-out 80 minutes, and whether it's funny or well told is eventually beside the point."[7]

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "3 Geezers!". Metacritic. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  3. ^ "3 Geezers! (review)". Allmovie. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  4. ^ Genzlinger, Neil. "Nursing Home or Frat House?". New York Times. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  5. ^ Nicholson, Amy. "'3 Geezers' review: Raunchy, imbecilic and so not funny". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  6. ^ Scheck, Frank. "3 Geezers!: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  7. ^ HUMANICK, ROB. "FILM REVIEW: 3 Geezers!". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 30 December 2013.

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