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Meet Bill (2007)
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A guy fed up with his job and married to a cheating wife reluctantly mentors a rebellious teen.

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Bill is unhappy: he has married a banker's daughter and has a dead end job at the bank; his wife Jess is tied to daddy's wallet; and, Bill is developing a gut from lack of exercise and constantly eating candy bars. He dreams of buying a donut franchise to be independent of Jess's dad. Bill is roped into a mentoring program at his old prep school, assigned a smart-mouthed kid who pops up when least expected. When Jess starts an affair with Chip, a local TV personality and vain Rob Lowe look-alike, it sends Bill, the kid, and a young sales clerk from a lingerie shop on a quest to win back Jess and get the donuts. What about self-respect? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A comedy about someone you know.

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Rated R for language, some drug use and sex-related material | See all certifications »

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$35,201 (USA) (4 April 2008)

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$59,108 (USA) (11 April 2008)
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In the movie Bill's father in law's character is named John Jacobi. Jan Jacobi is the head of the MICDS middle school, where many of the Tate Academy scenes were shot. See more »

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When Bill is cutting the picture of Chip out of the magazine, he only makes one cut between his legs, but in the next shot there are two cuts between Chip's legs. See more »

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Bill: Let me tell you something, kid. Working sucks, okay? Working sucks! And it doesn't matter if you're in a bank, a department store or a doughnut factory, because once you've been there long enough, the only thing you'll care about is when your next pay increase is, how many vacation days you've accrued and if your health insurance is gonna pay for the cholesterol medicine that keeps your heart pumping no matter how much shit you've worked through it. Then after you've gained 20 or 30 pounds ...
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A little quirky and nothing funny
4 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

Bill (Aaron Eckhart) is tired of his life with his wife Jess (Elizabeth Banks) and working in her daddy's bank. He dreams of running his own donut franchise and getting away from his dominating father-in-law. Bill is cajoled into mentoring smartalec kid (Logan Lerman) from the prep school. Jess is having an affair with TV reporter Chip Johnson (Timothy Olyphant). Bill is devouring chocolate bars to cope. His brother was a high school hero and he owns a successful sporting goods store. The kid flirts with lingerie shop clerk Lucy (Jessica Alba) constantly. Bill sets up hidden cameras and catches Jess cheating with Chip. It throws him for a loop and he punches out Chip.

Aaron Eckhart is playing the emasculated male like Kevin Spacey in 'American Beauty'. Only this one doesn't take the chance to go darker. Aaron Eckhart is perfectly set up to go very dark, but this is going strictly for light quirky. Only it's not anything funny. There is some quirk but I didn't laugh at all. And it's annoying to not give the name of The Kid. The biggest deficit is the directions from Bernie Goldmann and Melisa Wallack. Neither one of them has the experience nor the touch. If this was left in more daring hands, there may be something original in this. Also there is the writing which doesn't have any great jokes either.


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