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.
Crazy On The Outside stars Tim Allen along with a decent cast of supporting actors who have shined at some point in their career such as Sigourney Weaver, Ray Liotta, J.K. Simmons, and Kelsey Grammer. Liking most of those actors may help with enjoying the film since the whole film is hit and miss. It is a very predictable and cliched story sprinkled with some originality. In fact just when I would enjoy a funny original scene, the next would make me realize the movie wasn’t going anywhere special. None of the characters really stood out in the film, but Sigourney Weaver had some funny moments being a pathological white liar.
The story and the way it progressed through the movie was the worst part. I won’t get into spoilers, but there are plenty of situations you have seen 100 times before and in a much better way. In fact halfway through I didn’t really care what happened with the characters since I already knew how it’d end and for the most part you will get the ending you expect. With all that said, Crazy On The Outside may be enjoyable for some people, but just don’t expect a funny unique comedy.
Crazy On The Outside
My Rating: 5/10
Originally posted 2010-03-31 06:53:21.