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Writer (WGA):
Melisa Wallack (written by)
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Release Date:
18 June 2008 (Iceland) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A comedy about someone you know.
Plot:
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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Awards:
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User Reviews:
An enjoyable movie See more (52 total) »

Cast

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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)

Elise Thorpe ... Kelly (scenes deleted) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Bernie Goldmann 
Melisa Wallack 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
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
 
Stunts
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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MPAA:
Rated R for language, some drug use and sex-related material
Runtime:
93 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The movie takes place in Minnesota. Bill and The Kid stop to buy fireworks at the Fireworks Supermarket. It is illegal to purchase fireworks in the state of Minnesota.See more »
Quotes:
Bill:Paul, could you not be a fag for half a second?!
Paul:I'll try...little acorn.
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Soundtrack:
Lustful AliceSee more »

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33 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
An enjoyable movie, 20 July 2008
Author: amalmer

I just watched Meet Bill last night, and while it wasn't fantastic, it was definitely worth the watch.

This movie follows the main character Bill, who, after a series of downfalls, realizes life isn't going they way he wanted. He then offers to mentor a rich, self-assured high school student. In the end, the student more or less ends up mentoring Bill, and helps him to change his views on life.

I thought the chemistry between Logan Lerman (the kid) and Aaron Eckhart (Bill) was fantastic! they both did a great job with their role, and stole the whole show. These roles were out of style for both actors--I've never seen Eckhart do comedy, and Lerman's character was much more rebellious than usual. It just shows the talent of both actors, especially the versatility of Lerman. The rest of the supporting characters were slightly under-developed.

The style of comedy in this movie is more..."old school" in my opinion. It's not slap-stick or non-stop laughter, but the comedy is inter-weaved throughout the film, with several vary funny scenes and one-liners. I would say the film is geared toward audiences from the mid 20s to mid 40s. However, I am a 16 year old female, and I enjoyed the film.

The plot does get lost a bit, and some characters are under-developed, but overall it's a good independent film. Is it the best or funniest movie you'll ever see? Probably not. But it delivers a style of comedy not found often these days, and if you connect with the style and the story, you will definitely like this movie.

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