YMMV / Fun with Dick and Jane

The original:

  • Acceptable Targets: Televangelists—the one presented argues an early version of The Secret, but tells people they must first give him money before the philosophy he preaches can get it back tenfold. When robbed, he begins preaching against the sin of stealing, but descends into "Give me back my goddamn money!" Interestingly, transsexuals are not acceptable targets here—Dick makes fun of one, but it's treated as a Kick the Dog moment for him.

2005 remake:

  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment / Harsher in Hindsight: The film was strongly satirizing the economic strife under then-President George W. Bush. But, it becomes more uncomfortable after 2008, when Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy and plunged the economy into recession, causing high unemployment and putting more people into the same sort of financial troubles Dick and Jane go through.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In the 2005 remake, a Two Scenes, One Dialogue segment of Dick going shopping and Jane in an exercise class is accompanied with Darude's "Sandstorm", a full decade before it underwent Memetic Mutation.
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