Being such a fan of films made by Saturday Night Live performers of Spade's era, it's amazing that I'd never actually seen this movie. I was told that it wasn't that good and that it wasn't Spade's best work - not measuring up to Tommy Boy, etc... I will admit that Tommy Boy was more memorable, but Dickie Roberts was quite a bit better than I was expecting it to be. I wish I had seen it sooner.
David Spade is the perfect actor to play this role of a washed-up former child star on the skids. He believes that he's still part of the "in crowd", but he always finds himself on the outside. The side of Spade displaying his quick-witted insults and harsh nature serve him well in this part and he does an excellent job with it.
The storyline is rather ridiculous, as is the case with most movies of this genre, from the SNL crew, but again, it hardly seems to make a difference. The movie is entertaining and lighthearted - not meant to be taken too seriously. I thought it was hilarious. There are some great one-liners, which Spade seems to have built his fame upon.
The supporting actors are also cast perfectly. Highly recommended for fans of this brand of comedy.