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In Manhattan, Sofia's an attorney and Tom's a cook who has a hard time holding a job. When their first child is born, they agree that she'll be a full-time mom and he'll get a promotion. When he gets fired, he takes a job in Ohio working at the ad agency where her father is assistant director. Tom's assigned to report to Chip, a competitive, hard-driving guy who's in a wheelchair and who's Sofia's ex-boyfriend - from high school. Chip still carries a torch for her, so he connives to make Tom's work life miserable. As Tom's frustrations mount, it may be that Sofia will take Chip's side. Is Tom doomed to fail yet again? Written by
In an interview with Creative Screenwriting magazine, the screenwriters, David Guion and Michael Handelman, virtually disowned the film. Guion said "That movie was a bit of a cautionary story for screenwriters in terms of that it was a movie that struggled a little bit and didn't test well initially, and the financiers panicked and said, 'We better show a lot of people getting hit in the balls.' It was unfortunate because the director, Jesse Peretz, is great and very talented, but the movie was ultimately taken out of his hands." See more »
Tom and Manny walk down a street supposedly in Ohio. In the background, however, we can clearly see the High Line, an abandoned elevated railway in Manhattan. See more »
Being a fan of my generation's brilliant TV comedians: Zach Braff of Scrubs and Jason Bateman of Arrested Development. I saw the movie at a special screening and I wasn't disappointed. The lead of the movie is actually Braff who plays Tom Reilly, a slacker married to a young lawyer Sarah Kowalski played by Amanda Peet. Due to his temper and frank attitude, Reilly doesn't last long in his jobs and his wife has the most stable job. The problem, arises when he got fired from his last job after Sarah gives birth to their firstborn and she wants to become a stay at home mom to their baby. They moved back to her parents hometown in Ohio and his father in law got Tom a job at his work - an advertising company, only to be assigned to work under his girl's ex-lover Chip Sanders played by Jason Bateman who still have to hots for Sarah. Good acting and comedic timing by Braff and Bateman raises it's quality from a middling script. If you are a fan of Zach Braff or Jason Bateman, this is a must-see.
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