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18 June 2008 (Iceland) See more »
A comedy about someone you know.
A guy fed up with his job and married to a cheating wife reluctantly mentors a rebellious teen. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Aaron Eckhart ... Bill

Jessica Alba ... Lucy

Elizabeth Banks ... Jess

Logan Lerman ... The Kid

Holmes Osborne ... Mr. Jacoby

Todd Louiso ... John Jr.

Timothy Olyphant ... Chip Johnson

Reed Diamond ... Paul

Kristen Wiig ... Jane Whittman

Jason Sudeikis ... Jim Whittman

Andy Zou ... Donald Choo

Ana Lucasey ... Sarah Sheldon

Constance Barron ... Mrs. Jacoby
Conor O'Farrell ... Principal

Julia Pace Mitchell ... Dana
John Lordan ... Headmaster
Rick Edlund ... Anchorman
Craig Hawksley ... Guard #1

Marisa Coughlan ... Laura
Matt Thomas ... Hugh
Granvile O'Neal ... Jail Cop (as Granville O'Neal)

Michael Bowdern ... Heckling Drive-by (as Michael Bowdorn)
Paul Goetz ... Tom the Fireworks Man
Heather Garfinkle ... Fireworks Woman
Sarah Howard ... Becky
John Kavanaugh ... Donut Customer
Bill Parmentier ... Sargent's Shopper
Ayse Eren ... French Woman
Jason Cannon ... Charlie Sherman

Shirly Brener ... Nurse
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sarah Arend ... John Jr.'s Assistant (uncredited)

Gabriel Basso ... Kid with Cancer (uncredited)

Patrick Belics ... High School Student (uncredited)

Craig Bierko ... Sargeant (uncredited)

Ed Callison ... Video Cam Neighbor (uncredited)
Jeremy Curran ... Man on Street (uncredited)

Brenda Sue Fowler ... Country Club Member (uncredited)
Ken Goth ... Donny (uncredited)
Matthew Gowan ... Private School Student (uncredited)
Adam Hackbarth ... Coffee Shop Patron (uncredited)
Bryan Lane ... Monsieur Joubert (uncredited)

Ted LeBlang ... Country Club Member (uncredited)
Charles McGrath ... Reporter (uncredited)

Joseph Patrick Moynihan ... Jim (uncredited)
Ben Nordstrom ... The Barista (uncredited)

Katie O'Malley ... Preppy Girl (uncredited)
Patrick Probst ... Student (uncredited)
Greg Reynolds ... Sporting Goods Customer (uncredited)

Brad Schmidt ... Jimmy (uncredited)

Gary Sedlock ... Banker (uncredited)

Jaxon Stanford ... Student Mentor (uncredited)

Kevin Stroup ... Teacher (uncredited)

Directed by
Bernie Goldmann 
Melisa Wallack 
Writing credits
Melisa Wallack (written by)

Produced by
Brian Collins .... co-executive producer
Aaron Eckhart .... executive producer
Michael Garfinkle .... co-executive producer
Aram Moezinia .... co-executive producer
John Penotti .... producer
Christopher Pia .... co-executive producer (as Chris Pia)
Matthew H. Rowland .... producer (as Matthew Rowland)
Fisher Stevens .... producer
Tim Williams .... executive producer
Michael C. Young .... co-executive producer (as Michael Young)
Original Music by
Ed Shearmur 
Cinematography by
Peter Lyons Collister 
Film Editing by
Greg Hayden 
Nick Moore 
Casting by
Avy Kaufman 
Production Design by
Bruce Curtis 
Art Direction by
Jack Thomas 
Set Decoration by
Joaquin A. Morin 
Costume Design by
Mari-An Ceo  (as Marian Ceo)
Joslyn Lawrence 
Makeup Department
Breezy Brezany .... assistant makeup artist
Lisa Brockman-Kalz .... daily makeup artist
André Dubois .... assistant hair stylist
Elisabeth Fry .... makeup department head
Theresa Miller .... additional hair stylist
Larry Waggoner .... department head hair
Production Management
Scott Knollenberg .... unit production manager
David Penotti .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Heather L. Hogan .... second assistant director
Joe McDougall .... first assistant director
Bruce Sears .... assistant director
Clenet Verdi-Rose .... second assistant director
Art Department
Cat Cacciatore .... set decorator: pre-production
Curtis Childers .... construction coordinator
Fred Daniel .... art department coordinator
Travis Eisenberg .... set dresser
Laura Evans .... set decorator: additional photography
Sean Gartner .... props intern
Greg Goad .... set dresser
Lindsay Harkema .... set illustrator
Maria Jagodka .... art department assistant
Brent Jaimes .... lead man: pre-production
Ian Sebastian Kasnoff .... sets leadman
Paul Knubley .... assistant property master
Ellen Lampl .... graphic designer
Kelsey Lapoint .... painter
Lucas Leonardo Lopez .... set illustrator
Jacen Roberts .... art department intern
Chris Shader .... on-set dresser
Todd Spence .... art department assistant
Tim Stephens .... set dresser: dayplayer
Jim Tudor .... painter
Jeffry C. Voorhees .... on-set dresser: additional photography
Clark Woodman .... property master
Jørgen Pedersen .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Sound Department
Chris Benson .... boom operator
Michael Crabtree .... foley artist
Fred Early .... sound mixer
Avram D. Gold .... supervising sound editor
Al Gomez .... foley mixer
Adam Johnston .... supervising sound editor
Tim LeBlanc .... sound re-recording mixer
Marc Meyer .... sound effects editor
Carlos Sotolongo .... adr mixer
Deron Street .... assistant sound editor
Paul Tirone .... adr recordist
Gregory H. Watkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Matthew Stratton .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging supervisor: iO FILM
Jeremy Hunt .... visual effects supervisor: Screaming Death Monkey
Iain Marcks .... digital imaging technician: iO FILM (as Iain Stasukevich)
Siobhan Prior .... visual effects editor
Chris Watts .... compositor
Chris Watts .... visual effects supervisor
Florian Ciprian .... stunt performer
Tom Lowell .... stunt coordinator
Daniel Pasleaga .... stunt actor
Daniel Pasleaga .... stunt driver
Camera and Electrical Department
Aaron Bowen .... second assistant camera
Darrin DeLoach .... first assistant camera
Matt Dinerstein .... still photographer
Anne Freivogel .... assistant camera
Dan Gartner .... electrician
Alan Gitlin .... first assistant camera: second unit
James Green .... grip
Ted Gregg .... grip
Tim Hawn .... electrician
Gordon Hayman .... dolly grip
David Houlle .... best boy electric
Keith Hueffmeier .... camera loader
Annika Iltis .... loader
Shane D. Kelly .... gaffer
Dave Kube .... grip
Peter Mercurio .... camera operator
Charles 'Chaz' Norcross .... key grip
Adam Reisz .... grip
Dale Robinette .... still photographer
Dave Rutherford .... Steadicam operator
John Sennott .... electrician
Richard Speed .... best boy grip
Jerry Wheat .... electrician
Casting Department
Joni Tackette .... casting: St. Louis
Joanna Wende .... casting assistant
Leeba Zakharov .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Allen .... seamstress
Lizzie Cook .... set costumer
Megan Power .... costumes
Jessica Viner .... wardrobe intern
Editorial Department
Julian Andraus .... first assistant editor
Brian Beard .... digital opticals editor
Mato .... color timer: film
Music Department
Christine Bergren .... music legal and clearance
Michael Brake .... music editor
Bryan Carrigan .... digital score recordist
Bryan Carrigan .... music editor (as Brian Carrigan)
Bryan Carrigan .... music editor
Chris Fogel .... music scoring mixer
James Fogel .... assistant score engineer
Dave Jordan .... music supervisor
Jen Pray .... music clearances
Kayla Schmah .... score coordinator
Ben Schor .... music editor
Rebekah Touma .... music coordinator
Jojo Villanueva .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Dan 'the Mayor' Cowden .... local transportation captain
Jimmy Cowden .... transportation
Carla Klein .... driver
Gracie Klein .... driver
Glenn Korbesmeyer .... transportation
John McLaughlin .... transportation co-captain
Terry R. Owens .... transportation coordinator
Jack Jay Reece .... driver: production van
Daniel Rodell .... transportation
Other crew
Brian Bell .... intern: production office
Bobbie Blyle .... production supervisor
Anna Bosco .... first accountant
Amanda Essick Burrell .... assistant: John Penotti (as Amanda Essick)
Dana Collins .... production assistant
Emma Cooper .... unit publicist
Ron Durham .... assistant location manager
Veronica Elliott .... assistant: Aaron Eckhart
Taylor Ellison .... production assistant
Julie Fay .... production coordinator: re-shoots
Patrick Fisher .... location scout
Mike Forest .... location production assistant
Nicholas Gartner .... production assistant
James Green .... production assistant
Rebecca Hedrick .... assistant: Matthew Rowland
Dawn Hieger .... production secretary
Eric Hingst .... set production assistant
Dave Jacobsen .... production assistant
JoAnn Fregalette Jansen .... choreographer
Rece Jones .... choreography consultant
Daniel V. Kinkade .... location manager
Jennifer Klatt .... post-production accountant
Brian Kornreich .... business & legal executive
Tim Kotthoff .... production assistant
Josh Levitan .... assistant: the directors
Jesse Luke .... production assistant
Dov Mamann .... production assistant
Laurent Marchand .... caterer
Annie Marter .... director of development: GreeneStreet Films
Ilana McAllister .... production accountant
Lauren Moyneur .... craft service assistant
Bill Parmentier .... assistant to directors
Matt Portner .... assistant: John Penotti
Collin Preciado .... intern
Ellen Raczkiewicz .... production assistant
Ronit Ravich-Boss .... script supervisor
Jacen Roberts .... assistant: Joe McDougall
Matt Romano .... production assistant
Rony Shino .... key assistant location manager
Kirsten Short .... assistant accountant
Jonathan Shukat .... assistant: Fisher Stevens
Jed Strahm .... post-production accountant
Matthew Stratton .... armorer
J.T. Sumner .... power pod technician
Mark Van Horne .... laboratory contact
Cricket Vandover .... set teacher
Kay Watkins .... craft service
Aaron Weiss .... assistant: business & legal affairs: Greenestreet Films
Tucker Wells .... key set production assistant (as Justin Tucker Wells)
Zak White .... production assistant
Matt Wicks .... production secretary
Andrew Will .... production assistant: re-shoots
Lauren Winchester .... production assistant
Dona Ellis .... stand-in (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Bill" - USA (original title)
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Rated R for language, some drug use and sex-related material
93 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: When Jess is at the hospital with Bill, her hair changes from being draped over her right ear to being tucked behind her ear and back again repeatedly between shots.See more »
The Kid:That sounds like a giant ass!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Scarface (1983)See more »
Empire Girls - It's Gonna Be AlrightSee more »


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115 out of 212 people found the following review useful.
The classic comedy is back, 20 September 2007
Author: larry-411 from United States

I attended the World Premiere of "Bill" at the Toronto International Film Festival. That fact alone is actually surprising to me, as my viewing habits tend to lean towards dramas, and this is anything but. In fact, festivals this year have been weighed down by heavy films that are about as dark as they come. "Bill" could not be more different, and what a refreshing change and much-needed uplift is this all-out, unabashed comedy. Co-directed by the husband-wife team of Bernie Goldmann and Melissa Wallack (who penned the script), "Bill" has all the elements required of the genre: characters to whom we can relate, a clever storyline, and laughs aplenty.

Aaron Eckhart ("Any Given Sunday," "Erin Brockovich," "Thank You for Smoking") is Bill, smack dab in the middle of a life becoming all-too familiar. His job is falling apart (he begrudgingly works for his irascible father-in-law), his marriage is going to pieces, his body is going to pot, and, perhaps most horrifying, his hair is rejecting his head. Bill needs a change, fast, and is not-so-voluntarily signed up for a mentoring program at the local high school. He is teamed up with young Logan Lerman ("The Butterfly Effect," "Hoot," "3:10 to Yuma"), who plays The Kid, literally (Lerman's character is never identified by name), and the two join together in battle to fight the demons at the heart of Bill's midlife crisis.

A magnificent ensemble cast including Elizabeth Banks, Timothy Olyphant, Jessica Alba, and Kristen Wiig (and far too many more to mention) are all up to the task of providing enough comedic fodder to fill several films. Discussing their characters in depth would be too revealing, and my policy is to allow the reader to find a synopsis elsewhere if desired. Ultimately the partnership between Bill and The Kid is what drives the story, and the chemistry between Eckhart and Lerman is central to the success of the film. And it works. The Kid is smart, streetwise, sexy (or so he thinks), and has the self-confidence of someone thrice his age. In short, he's everything Bill aspires to be. It's a role-reversal device that's at the heart of many classic comedies, and Wallack's brilliant writing makes it work.

Despite being an independent film (read: low budget) "Bill" has the look of a Hollywood movie. The design is bright and the sound and editing give it a crisp, bouncy feel. Best of all, the cinematography with Peter Lyons Collister at the helm is second to none. He's one of the best in the business, a classic comedy veteran, and it shows.

It's always hard to single anyone out in a fine ensemble cast but in both screenings I attended Lerman stole the show. He unquestionably got the biggest laughs and was the crowd favorite. I hesitate to call him a newcomer, as at the tender age of 15 he already has 10 movies and 23 television episodes under his belt, but he's one to watch for and has a bright career ahead of him. But this is Eckhart's film to make or break, and his sense of comedic timing and puppy-like ability to elicit just the right amount of empathy from the audience create those touching moments that leave the viewer wanting more. And so I attended the second screening as well, and enjoyed it even more. And that's the true test of a comedy. From this writer's perspective, "Bill" not only hits its mark but is also sure to be a winner for years to come.

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