June 9, 2023
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‘The Three Stooges’: Farrelly brothers bring Stooges back in modern flick

“Dumb and Dumber” directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly return to the big screen in the newest rendition of “The Three Stooges.” The Farrellys trade the Stooges’ traditional slapstick comedy for crude humor to turn out a new hit.

Set in modern times, the new film shows the Stooges, played by Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos and Will Sasso, as orphans. When their childhood residence is threatened by foreclosure, the boys

head out into the “real world” to raise enough money to save the orphanage.

Once the Stooges are out of the orphanage, they meet popular personalities such as the handsome guy from the Old Spice commercials (Isaiah Mustafa) and the stars of “The Jersey Shore.” Unlike the classic Stooges films that built humor off the idiocy on clumsy, silly and incompetent extras, the new film finds laughs from the actions of reality TV stars. These new twists enable the characters to remain fresh and modern and gives the storyline a new purpose as a big-screen critique of television.

The Farrellys reinvention of “The Three Stooges” is a funny second look at the trio that gives the audience something to laugh at — the state of comedy today.


“The Three Stooges” was directed and written by Bobby and Peter Farrelly and written by Mike Cerrone.