I never knew quite what to say about this movie, but then I remember that this movie is so much like Tommy Boy-and then it hit me. It's a sequel but with different plots. Tommy Boy was about a well meaning fat college kid having to take on responsibilities and keep his deceased dad's auto parts store running. Black Sheep was about a fat guy taking on responsibilities and to keep his brother's political career going. It's not QUITE as transparent as Hangover 2 and Ghostbusters 2 in terms of scene for scene repetition but it's close.
Black Sheep has Chris Farley being the bumbling fat klutz and David Spade as the smarmy little jerk. Typecasting. Spade is Farley's brother's aide who wants a leg up in his organization and agrees to take on a job keeping Farley out of trouble in the middle of nowhere Washington State and double the trip by having them both put up signs across the county. Of course shenanigans ensue with falling rocks and destroyed cabins as well as Gary Busey showing up and being an insane idiot. Typecasting. Farley and Spade are successful but the encombant Governor is still winning? What does Chris and David do now?
Really the humor comes from seeing Chris Farley fall down and hurt himself a lot, that or be fat so he can do fat comedy spots. David Spade, shows up, acts like a snobby ass and yeah....Was there money in the budget for Marlon Wayans to.....never mind. A little of it all goes a long way and depending on how much you think any of what I said is funny will determine how much you like the movie cause whats left is slim. Thats true of a lot of movies like Money Talks. If you don't think Chris Tucker motor mouthing through the entire movie is funny, then you won't like it.
I really never thought this was a bad movie. I didn't see Tommy Boy before this, and liked both movies. Maybe my taste is too low, or I just like dumb comedies but for some reason some people really hate this film, and when I heard that Gene Siskel WALKED OUT of the movie that was a little surprising. Is this movie really that bad? Well short of the typecasting and slim story, there isn't much so yeah, maybe it is. I had fun watching the movie but there isn't much else here. Maybe if they got Mike Myers to mug at the camera with squinty eyes, and no that wouldn't help. Theres gotta be some non SNL answer to all this.
Bumbling brother can't help but continue to impair his brothers chances at being Governer, so brother has a smarmy aide babysit him in the middle of nowhere while putting up flyers and getting into trouble. Not awful, but if you saw Tommy Boy, it's nothing really new.
After their extremely funny and very successful comedy smash TOMMY BOY, Chris Farley and David Spade joined forces again and came up with BLACK SHEEP, a movie that can almost best be described as a TOMMY BOY wanna-be. In BLACK SHEEP Chris Farley plays Mike Donnelly, a simple-minded, klutzy, and sometimes off-the-handle troubled youth worker who is an embarrassment to his older brother Al (Tim Matheson) who is running for the governor of Washington. Mike really wants his brother to win and does everything … more
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Chris Farley plays the disaster-prone brother of a gubernatorial candidate in Washington State. Though he is well meaning, the havoc he creates on the campaign trail is drawing press attention, so a snotty aide (David Spade) to the politician is dispatched to keep the big lug under control. Spade's character initially insults his charge as often as possible, but over time, the two bond and end up becoming a part of the final election push. Farley and Spade have some very funny moments, but overall the film feels rushed and poorly planned. Constant changes in character and script happen recklessly and randomly so that nothing ever really makes sense; the film keeps changing the rules by which it plays.--Tom Keogh