Joe Pesci, Danny Glover
This dumb-buddies comedy, which completed filming more than a year ago, should have been allowed to go straight to the video store. Up on the big screen, Gone Fishin’ is sadly out of its element. It flops about for a few minutes and dies. Pesci and Glover, two dim bulbs who take an annual fishing vacation together, this time head for the Florida Everglades. They’ve no sooner arrived than a con man steals their car. Then their little boat somehow gets hitched to a train and goes bumping down the tracks. There’s lots more of this sort of slapstick, all poorly executed.
Pesci and Glover, two solid character actors, are perfectly capable of playing stupid—even really stupid—but they are both too grizzled to make a lack of brainpower endearing. They just seem like a couple of losers. (PG)