Crazy on the Outside The star quotient in the comedy dud Crazy on the Outside is a testament to first-time director Tim Allen's pull as a former pop culture… Crazy on the Outside The star quotient in the comedy dud Crazy on the Outside is a testament to first-time director Tim Allen's pull as a former pop culture… 2010-01-08 PG-13 PT96M Comedy Tim Allen Sigourney Weaver Julie Bowen Ray Liotta J.K. Simmons Jeanne Tripplehorn Freestyle Releasing
Movie Review

Crazy on the Outside (2010)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Tim Allen, Crazy on the Outside | THAT HAT DOESN'T MAKE YOU JOHNNY DEPP Tim Allen and Julie Bowen squabble in Crazy on the Outside
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THAT HAT DOESN'T MAKE YOU JOHNNY DEPP Tim Allen and Julie Bowen squabble in Crazy on the Outside
EW's GRADE
D-

Details Limited Release: Jan 08, 2010; Rated: PG-13; Length: 96 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver; Distributor: Freestyle Releasing

The star quotient in the comedy dud Crazy on the Outside is a testament to first-time director Tim Allen's pull as a former pop culture champ who can call in favors; it's also a teachable moment demonstrating the limits of Hollywood packaging. Allen plays Tommy, an essentially nice Allen-ish guy on probation after a prison stint for video piracy; his Galaxy Quest costar Sigourney Weaver brings grim professionalism to her shapeless role as Tommy's quirky sister, Vicky, who houses him while he gets on his feet. Other team players include Kelsey Grammer, Jeanne Tripplehorn, and Ray Liotta. Each actor appears to have received the script to a different movie, while Allen adds his own directorial touch of sexual vulgarity. D-

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Originally posted Jan 13, 2010 Published in issue #1086 Jan 22, 2010 Order article reprints
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