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Joe Somebody (2001)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  21 December 2001 (USA)
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When Joe is beat up by a co-worker in front of his daughter on "Bring Your Child To Work Day", he decides to fight back.

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Mark McKinney
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When underappreciated video specialist Joe Scheffer is brutally humiliated by the office bully Mark McKinney in front of his daughter, Joe begins a quest for personal redemption. He proceeds by enduring a personal make-over and takes martial arts lessons from a B-action star. As news spreads of his rematch with Mark, Joe suddenly finds himself the center of attention, ascending the corporate ladder and growing in popularity. He's determined to show everyone in his life that he is not a nobody, but a force to be reckoned with. Written by Anna <dimenxia@yahoo.com>

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someone just picked on the wrong nobody. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG for language, thematic elements and some mild violence | See all certifications »

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21 December 2001 (USA)  »

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$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,377,635 (USA) (21 December 2001)

Gross:

$22,770,864 (USA) (29 March 2002)
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Half-way through the shooting of the martial arts shots, Tim Allen's arms became painfully bruised. This is why he randomly starts wearing pads in the middle of the story. See more »

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The scene where you see Joe passing the Macaroni Grill twice on his way from home to work is geographically incorrect. It appears on the left side of the highway which means he was actually driving towards Minneapolis, his supposed home, instead of away from it. In fact, the Macaroni Grill is even more west of downtown than where his office was located so he would never be on that part of the road going to or from work at all. See more »

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Chuck: Hey, let me give you a free lesson, all right? My way of saying, 'Don't press charges'.
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References My Fair Lady (1964) See more »

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Performed by The Verve Pipe
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label, a Unit of BMG Entertainment
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Sweet little movie.
8 August 2007 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Nothing wrong with this movie really. I don't think people treat this movie fairly. It's a sweet little entertaining comedy, that is not hilarious but at all time a pleasant one to watch.

Normally director John Pasquin really doesn't make great comedies but I think I can say that this is a good movie and probably easily his best.

Yes, of course the movie has morals in it that are bittersweet and make the movie also predictable. Nevertheless, I think the movie delivers its messages well and not so much in a preachy kind of way. It helps the messages of the movie come across and therefor the movie is an effective one.

As a matter of fact; everything in the movie works out quite well. This includes the love-story, the movie its dramatic elements and the characters themselves. The movie is a good balance of fun and entertainment and some more serous and dramatic family plot-elements, that of course never divert from the movie its fun and pleasant elements.

Not too much about the story really, it's actually kind of silly and hard to believe but it serves as a good basis for the movie to tell its story. The characters and actors in the movie are definitely good enough to make the movie more fun and entertaining to watch. Tim Allen fits the role and the movie has a great supporting cast with actors such as Greg Germann, Patrick Warburton and James Belushi in some good and fun comedy roles.

It's easily a movie I would watch again.

7/10

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