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Bob the Butler (2005)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family  |  14 January 2012 (Belgium)
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Tom Green stars as a bumbling buffoon, who lands at Butling after working his way through all other 'A' and 'B' jobs.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bates Jamieson (as Benjamin Smith)
Mr. Butler
Iris Graham ...
Mama Clara
Dolores Drake ...
Bill Chandler ...
Jonathan Ndukwe ...
Tardy Man
Julia Arkos ...
Kristina Copeland ...
Wendy Morrow Donaldson ...
Mrs. Withington


Goofy Canadian screwup Bob Tree goes trough the yellow pages alphabetically to pick jobs, applies and messes them up every time. In the B's, he arrived at butler and takes a wacky crash-course with the somewhat odd Mr. Butler. Bob gets hired, but really more as babysitter cum housekeeper for Jacques, his fuzzy lover Anne Jamieson and, most of all, her spoiled-rotten kids Bates and Tess, terrible handfuls which his unorthodox methods may at least take by surprise. Written by KGF Vissers

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The family will never be the same.


Comedy | Family

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Rated PG for crude humor, innuendo and some language | See all certifications »

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14 January 2012 (Belgium)  »

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3 hamsters: Speedy, Stunt Boy, and Happy play the role of "Rascal, the hamster". See more »


Bob says that he is leaving for a yearlong cruise "first thing Saturday", but his apartment shows no signs of packing or preparations for storage. If he's going to be gone for a year there would be no reason to keep his apartment. See more »


Bates Jamieson: Why do you call me 'Master'?
Bob Tree: I'm studying to be a butler.
Bates Jamieson: Hmm. I don't like it. 'Master Bates' just feels... wrong.
Bob Tree: Indeed.
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Written by Stephen Fleming
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Courtesy of Measured Records Ltd.
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Oddly Charming...for Tom Green
16 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I randomly came across this movie on one of the premium channels at about 1:30am. The only reason I stopped scrolling through the channel guide was the name Tom Green. Everyone pretty much knows this name. This man wanted people to notice him, he wanted to become famous. Well he did...and what was he most known for...famous for? Being an idiot.

I was a teenager during Tom Green's earlier years, and remember when he first premiered on MTV. He was an idiot, and to be honest I didn't care for his show. It was just gross shock humor and...being weird. I was more of a Jackass fan I guess. Freddy Got Fingered...I actually liked a bit more since it had somewhat of a plot, and the supporting cast worked off of Tom Green's capabilities at the time quite well. Still...stupid movie.

This movie on the other hand...was actually kind of charming. I didn't feel like smacking Tom Green in the face. He's humorous without being a moron. Almost, dare I say...endearing. Almost.

The basic plot is a man (Tom Green) has not as of yet found his purpose in life. He's resorted to simply trying every job there is in alphabetical order. Well he's failed his way through 'A'...and almost all of 'B', the last job in 'B' being "Butler". He takes a 5 day butler training course and is hired on by Brooke Shields (who is still smoking hot btw), who is a anal business woman with too much on her plate, to help manage her household and 2 children.

Although I'm an adult, not a very good one but an adult regardless, I thought this movie was interesting enough to sit and watch all the way through. It's totally child friendly, the plot is meaningful (kind of) without being too deep, so children will get it's, albeit weak, message. Tom Green plays his character straight, amusing without being too weird, he's goofy, but still comical. No antics that he's known for, so hardcore Tom Green fans will hate this. I'd personally like to see a medium between the two. A crazy Tom Green who can act without being a complete idiot. I'd probably watch that.

I gave it a 6/10 because it's a good movie. A watchable movie. Not exactly something I would spend money on though.

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