The AV Club's "My Year of Flops" takes on the misunderstood and genius movie Dirty Work. Nathan does a pretty good of explaining why I love the movie:
In its hilarious first half, Dirty Work embodies a curious cinematic subgenre I’m beginning to suspect exists only in my mind: the ironic dumb comedy, the slyly postmodern lowbrow gag-fest that so lustily, nakedly embraces and exposes the machinations and conventions of stupid laffers that it becomes a sort of sublime bit of meta-comedy.
Let it also be said, Chevy Chase's role as the doctor with a serious gambling problem is perfection. Chase's delivers every line with exacting comic timing. He improves the movie by a multiple of three.