Crazy on the Outside

In this parole comedy, Tommy (Tim Allen) is just getting out of prison after a three-year stint for illegally copying DVDs. He soon finds life on the outside is just as nutty, with a lying-but-good-hearted sister (Sigourney Weaver), a randy brother-in-law (J.K. Simmons), a hot parole officer (Jeanne Tripplehorn), and Tommy’s ex-partner (Ray Liotta) who wants him to get back into crime. Unfortunately, the laughs remain incarcerated.

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Crazy on the Outside received its PG-13 rating for sexual content and language. There’s plenty of bawdy humor that gets excised in the ClearPlayed version, including unfunny scenes of implied sex, hits to the groin, and periodic and unnecessary language. Although ClearPlay does its part in making Crazy on the Outside less offensive, it can do little to make the movie any good.

So is watching Crazy like doing time?…

I like Tim Allen. He has a nice, amiable persona. But in Crazy, his directorial debut, he seems to have gotten so caught up in the logistics of filmmaking that he forgot to make the movie humorous. “Pat,” “predictable” and “cloying” could all be used to describe Crazy, but its biggest crime is in not being entertaining.

Marty Nabhan—ClearPlay Lifer

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language.; 96 min; Directed By Tim Allen