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 somewhat pervert queer 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
In the film, Bob (Tom Green) is interviewed by Ann (Brooke Shields) for the job. She asked him if "Bob" is shorten from "Robert" and he responded by asking her isn't "Rob" shorten for "Robert"? - The real name of the actor who plays "Jacques" is "Rob" (Rob LaBelle) who later entered in that scene. See more »
Tess says that her mother "...is practically a vegetarian." But two barbecues previously seen featured hamburgers, hot dogs, and later salmon. At the dinner in the final scene, the main course is turkey. See more »
Whether one likes a movie or not is totally dependent upon what one is looking for. If you're looking for superb production or a totally realistic story line this wouldn't be the one for you. (Aren't movies supposed to take us away from reality for a time?) If you liked "Hook" "Jumanji" or "Lemony Snicket's A series of Unfortunate Events" you will definitely like this one. Though I missed the very beginning it was an easy plot to pick up on, moves along well enough and has redeeming value. I immediately recognized Simon Callow from "Room With a View", and "The Woman in White" among others, so I figured it was worth staying and seeing what it was about and it was on the Disney channel so it was safe for my child to watch. I found the movie entertaining, funny, not overly cheesy, and felt good when it was over. What more could we ask for?
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