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Bob the Butler (2005)

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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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Bates Jamieson (as Benjamin Smith)
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Jacques
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Sophie
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Mr. Butler
Iris Graham ...
Mama Clara
Dolores Drake ...
Maureen
Bill Chandler ...
Rabbi
Jonathan Ndukwe ...
Stuart
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Tardy Man
Julia Arkos ...
Judith
Kristina Copeland ...
Kate
Wendy Morrow Donaldson ...
Mrs. Withington
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Storyline

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 KGF Vissers

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job | rascal | boy | undressing | babysitting | See more »

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The family will never be the same.

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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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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Bob sees Annie in the shower his earphones fall on the floor. The next shot as he walks to the door one earphone is in and the other is out of his ear. Then as he leaves the room the earphones are in his ear again. See more »

Quotes

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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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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Love Machine
Written by Miranda Cooper, Brian Higgins, Timothy Powell (as Tim Powell),
Nick Coler, Lisa Cowling, Myra Boyle, Shawn Lee
Published by Xenomania/Warner Chappell Music Ltd.
Performed by Girls Aloud
Licensed by Kind Permission from The Film and TV Licensing Division, part of The Universal Group
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Fun fun fun...
9 November 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at Cannes... a week of serious meetings and rubbish dinners and I laughed and laughed at this light hearted break from the reality(?) of the festival.

The little bit of anti-French humour was hilarious.. Especially as I watched this film in Cannes.

While the movie is reminiscent of Doubtfire, it is much less sappy and way more slapstick. Tom Green is decidedly more normal – while being as strange and funny as ever – than we have seen in his teen flicks.

Shields is, as always, stunning and beautiful and, also as usual, combines her graceful beauty with physical comedy and well delivered (punch) lines.

The children in this movie were very well cast, they make the movie in a number of ways that can't be discussed without a spoiler warning! Go out, rent this movie, order a pizza and enjoy.


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