Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Having peaked prior to puberty, Dickie Roberts is a Hollywood has-been. Now a washed-up thirtysomething parking valet, Dickie (played by a seemingly bored David Spade)…
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Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2004)

David Spade, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star | 'FORMER STAR' See Spade spout off
Image credit: Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star: Mark Fellman
'FORMER STAR' See Spade spout off

Details Release Date: Feb 17, 2004; DVD Release Date: Feb 17, 2004; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genre: Comedy; With: David Spade; Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Having peaked prior to puberty, Dickie Roberts is a Hollywood has-been. Now a washed-up thirtysomething parking valet, Dickie (played by a seemingly bored David Spade) hires a family to help him belatedly experience a ''normal'' childhood, in order to land a crucial comeback role. An original premise, yes, but ex-''SNL'' writer Fred Wolf's script, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, suffocates under both the touchy-feely moments and the been-there-seen-that slapstick. EXTRAS The hilarious busload of deleted scenes, outtakes, and minidocs gives this otherwise mediocre DVD a much-needed boost. To quote Dickie, you'd be ''nucking futs'' not to check out the extended version of the film's only memorable highlight: a satirical music video featuring 27 real former child stars -- like the Coreys, Leif Garrett, and Barry Williams!

Originally posted Feb 27, 2004 Published in issue #753 Feb 27, 2004 Order article reprints
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