Monday, February 13, 2017

My 5 Wives (2000)

aka My Five Wives

How bad is it? The second-worst Rodney Dangerfield film (after Meet Wally Sparks).
Should you see it? Fans of Rodney will enjoy it.

Rodney Dangerfield plays a real estate developer whose plans to buy land from a religious community to build a ski resort requires him to marry the previous owner's three wives. Another deal nets the other two wives. Andrew "Dice" Clay plays a gangster who, with banker John Byner, try to steal the land from Rodney.  Molly Shannon plays a feminist self-help guru and Jerry Stiller has a small role. Rodney, thrice-divorced before this escapade, has trouble satisfying his wives - including sexually - and more trouble with the religious conversion that requires him to give up vices like drinking, smoking and gambling. It's the kind of film that strings together old stand-up routines, which if you haven't heard the jokes before, are pretty good.

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