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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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Storyline

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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Akárki Joe  »

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Budget:

$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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Jim Carrey was initially offered Tim Allen's role, but declined in order to do The Majestic (2001) instead. See more »

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When Joe is in the parking lot getting beat up and humiliated by Mark the bully, the scene switches between midday sun, cloudy, partly cloudy and sunset between shots. See more »

Quotes

Joe: We gotta get you back to school.
Natalie Scheffer: DAD, I really wanna talk about this!
Natalie Scheffer: You know that big jerk took it easy on you, right? What makes you think he won't kill you this time? HUH? DAD!
Joe: You made your point!
Natalie Scheffer: GOOD.
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Spoofs Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

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Written by Bootsy Collins, Fatboy Slim (as Norman Cook) and Ashley Slater
Performed by Fatboy Slim
Courtesy of Skint Records Ltd./Astralwerks Records
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Ignore the critics, this one is a warm, light-hearted, feel-good film for the entire family.
21 November 2003 | by (Beaver Falls, PA) – See all my reviews

OK, folks, I've read almost every comment on here regarding this movie, and all I can say is... some of you just haven't got a clue. No, it's not a blockbuster comedy, but it wasn't intended to be. So, OK, clearly, this movie isn't for everyone... well, there isn't any movie made that appeals to EVERYONE, no matter how good it is. The point is this: This movie was very enjoyable. It does not try too hard, it makes you love or hate the characters appropriately, has a nice, fun (albeit somewhat simple) story, and is all around a nice, light-hearted film that the entire family can enjoy together. If you're not into family movies, then skip this one, otherwise, I definitely recommend it.


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