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2

Awesome: 12%
Worth A Look: 4%
Average: 12%
Pretty Bad: 16%
Total Crap56%

1 review, 19 user ratings


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Carpool
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by Ryan Arthur

"Blegh."
1 stars

Good guy, bad guy. Good actor, bad actor. Tom's the latter two.

I think the only real reason anyone saw this film was that they were duped into thinking Rachel Leigh Cook bares a resemblence to one Natalie Portman. Because I can't imagine anyone desiring to see a Tom Arnold movie.

Let me lay it out for you, Tom. You suck. You caught a lucky break on the ample coattails of a certain ex-wife and parlayed that into a bit of celebrity fodder. Super. No harm, no foul. You're not the first to do it. But you continue to, years after the fact, get people to think you're remotely funny. You're not. Want proof?

The Tom Show.
McHale's Navy.
The Stupids (an appropriate title if there ever was one).
Big Bully.
Tom.

Doesn't matter if it's television or film, they all sucked ass. What didn't suck ass is when you've taken smaller supporting roles in films like True Lies. You're not forced to carry a film, and the audience gets you in smaller doses. This is a good thing.

Having said that, Carpool is horrible. Horribly executed and badly acted. It's a family film that the family would walk out of. The blame doesn't lie squarely on you, Tom, just on the people who decided you could carry this film (meaning no disrepect to David Paymer, a far better actor whom most of the moviegoing public wouldn't know).

Even as a Tom Arnold movie, this is pretty lame.

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User Comments

6/14/14 PAUL SHORTT RAMSHACKLE, TEDIOUS COMEDY 2 stars
11/17/08 Samantha Pruitt super funny and super lame, one reason why i love the 90s! 5 stars
11/13/07 William Goss Sigh. 1 stars
2/14/05 Jeff Anderson A not bad & somewhat likably funny comedy. What was with that moronic & stupid ending?????? 3 stars
2/05/04 I Would WHORE!!!!!!!! 1 stars
6/05/03 movieguy "Carpool" is a pretty funny film 4 stars
3/04/03 shez really good 5 stars
10/29/02 Charles Tatum Sweet Mother of Mercy, this was so bad 1 stars
1/29/02 Jessica Davis Shame on Rachel Leigh Cook! She should berequired to fart in all her movies from now on! 3 stars
1/24/02 Andrew Carden Some Of It Was Funny, but I Still Think That Tom Arnold Is An Unfunny Sucker. 2 stars
2/04/00 arnold boring shit 1 stars
11/10/99 stef i thought this was a pretty average movie. 2 stars
11/08/98 Mike F oh boy this sucked. and that means a lot comming from me. 1 stars
9/27/98 katherine kinda dumb, but nice storyline. 3 stars
9/17/98 cheryl_ann my psycho, ex-roommate made me go see it with her. i moved out the next day. coincidence? 1 stars
9/14/98 Chip Taylor THE WORST KIDDY FILM OF THE CENTURY. FUCCCCCKKKK ITTTTTTTTTTTTT!Its worth 0. 1 stars
9/06/98 Sentaia E. Powergal Just off-the-wall enough for me to really enjoy. 5 stars
8/29/98 Johny Crap 1 stars
8/26/98 Pete Pretty bad. But Cook is going to be one of those teen stars soon. 2 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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USA
  23-Aug-1996 (PG)
  DVD: 03-Feb-2004

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Directed by
  Arthur Hiller

Written by
  Don Rhymer

Cast
  Tom Arnold
  David Paymer
  Rhea Perlman
  Rod Steiger
  Kim Coates
  Rachael Leigh Cook



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