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Bob the Butler (2005)

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

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Anne Jamieson
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Tess Jamieson
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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
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Judith
Kristina Copeland ...
Kate
Wendy Donaldson ...
Mrs. Withington (as Wendy Morrow Donaldson)
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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 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.

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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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Acemi dadi  »

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Trivia

The scene where Mr. Butler is showing his students how to help the master dress is quite realistic. Prime Minister Winston Churchill, for example, had a butler help him dress almost every day of his life. See more »

Goofs

Lieutenant Alvarez (Jerry Wasserman) tells Bob that he has put Tess in a Scared Straight program. But the Scared Straight program was discontinued after proving ineffective at curbing juvenile crime. In mitigation, he might simply be referring to putting her in solitary confinement. 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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Connections

References The Addams Family (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Feel good movie for the inept among us
28 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

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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