Monday, 29 April 2013

Ernest Goes to Jail Review










Ernest Goes to Jail


Release Date: 6th April 1990 - USA


Production Companies
Touchstone Pictures (presents)
Emshell Producers

Distribution
Walt Disney Studios Motion
Pictures Australia


Genre: Comedy

Rating: PG

Runtime: 81 minutes


Box Office Gross: $25,029,569
(USA)


Plot Summary
Only a bumbling bank
janitor like know-it-all
knucklehead Ernest P.
Worrell could serve on
jury duty and wind up
serving time -- in the
slammer! The laughs
start when a crooked
lawyer discovers that
Ernest is a dead ringer
for his crime-boss client
... and before you can
say "Framed!" -- the
switch is on! While
Ernest is behind bars
trying to fit in and
break out, he manages
to turn the big house
into a nuthouse full of
big laughs. Meanwhile,
his evil double is busy
taking his place at the
bank and in his girlfriend's
life!


Cast
Jim Varney - Ernest P. Worrell/
Derek Nash
Gailard Sartain - Chuck
Bill Byrge - Bobby
Barbara Tyson - Charlotte Sparrow
Barry Scott - Rubin Bartlett
Randall "Tex" Cobb - Lyle
Dan Leegant - Oscar Pendlesmythe
Charles Napier - Warden
Jim Conrad - Eddie
Emily Corbishdale - Betty McGee
Andy Stahl - Jerry
Myke R. Mueller - Vinnie

Crew
Director - John Cherry III
Writer - Charlie Cohen
Producer - Stacy Williams
Co-Producer - Coke Sams
Production Designer - Chris August
Costume Designer - Shawn Barry
Cinematography - Peter Stein
Visual Effects Supervisor - Tim McHugh
Film Editor - Sharyn L. Ross
Music - Bruce Arnston &
Kirby Shelstad


Review
Of all the Ernest movies I had watched, ERNEST GOES TO JAIL is the only one in the series that I haven't seen and I have heard on YouTube that it was Jim Varney's best film that he had done. Now, let's mention about the details, first is that the plot is quite clever and comical, the slapstick humour is very appropriated in good use and I am surprised that Jim Varney has played a character besides Ernest is an evil impostor and I never seen the comedian could perform so serious or double. There's one thing I needed to say is that I liked the part where Ernest says an Elvis joke to himself after he sees of what happened to his room.

ERNEST GOES TO JAIL is undoubtedly funny, not pointless and I always thought that ERNEST GOES TO AFRICA was the greatest. It turns out it was much better and this might be the last fun movie of the Ernest trilogy.

Star rating: (5/5) Best Movie Ever


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