Are The Farrelly Brothers The M. Night Shyamalan Of Comedy?
Let’s ruin the suspense: yes. Note the top of the poster for Hall Pass, which shows the boys still coasting on the fumes of their decade-old smash hit, just like Night. And in both cases, each movie since has been a plot point in their swift, steady descent into crapitude. The parallel is nearly perfect and downright spooky. Check it out:
The Sixth Sense —-> There’s Something About Mary
Unbreakable ——> Me Myself and Irene
Signs ——> Shallow Hal
The Village ——> Stuck On You*
Lady in the Water —> Fever Pitch
The Happening ——> The Heartbreak Kid
The Last Airbender —> Hall Pass
*Confession / fly in ointment: we thought Stuck On You was kinda charming.