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25 out of 36 people found the following review useful:

Solid feel good movie with good acting and dialog

9/10
Author: moearle@hotmail.com from Bermuda
21 June 2009

My wife and I just watched this movie and we both really enjoyed it. The main character Bob Funk reminds me of Campbell Scott in Roger Dodger. He is obviously intelligent (apparent from his witty and insightful dialog) but also somewhat negative and self destructive which makes him more multidimensional than your average sharp tongued playboy.

It makes for a good time to watch him rant and get knocked down and then pick himself back up again.

I fully recommend you watch this and do not understand why anyone would hate it.

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

Bob Funk comes of age, way past his 30th birthday.

Author: TxMike from Houston, Tx, USA, Earth
24 February 2010

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With its low IMDb rating of 5.0 (as of now) I had very low expectations for this movie, but I like Rachael Leigh Cook so I figured I'd see it anyway. Plus I was able to watch it on my computer monitor, as a streaming movie from Netflix.

Even though Rachael Leigh Cook is given first billing, this isn't really her story. She is the new employee at the futon store, Ms Thorne.

The real first billing goes to Michael Leydon Campbell as Bob Funk. The business is a Funk family business. Dad died years ago but mom is the boss, and her two grown sons, Bob and Ron, work for her as VPs. But Bob has a big problem. He drinks too much, is angry and rude, and has become undependable. So mom gets enough and fires him, only to quickly reinstate him at his brother's urging, but as the evening custodian.

Bob ends up going to therapy, and also gets into AA, and gradually gets a grip on his life. Why did I like this movie? Because it is quirky and funny, but in many ways also seemed real, within the context of a fictional movie. And I really like Cook, and she is pretty and sweet here.

SPOILERS: When Bob finally gets his act together, and is a changed man (for the better) his mom offers him his old VP of Sales job. He is so happy, he finally earned something he worked for, he quit. Then he began to get to know Ms Thorne better.

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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful:

Nice name for the title.

5/10
Author: rfunke from United States
17 August 2009

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Of course I like the title. It's phonetically the same as my name. However, I would have preferred the main character to be an action hero that saves the universe from total annihilation. Instead, he is an alcoholic loser who has a hard time getting it together. He comes through at the end of the movie.

Bob Funk is employed by his widow mother, who is a shrewd business woman. His brother, Ron, appears to be the favored son, but Ron has his own problems with his marriage. Both Bob and Ron take an interest in the same woman, who sets Ron straight since Ron is a married man. Bob is divorced and eventually ends up with the woman, who is naturally clumsy.

It's not a must see movie by any stretch, but it kept me engaged and it ends nicely.

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1 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

Good acting ,thoughtful dialogs and...Nothing else

3/10
Author: jac87 from India
15 September 2009

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This is a comedy that is not funny (not a romantic comedy either).So if you are hoping to have a good laugh look somewhere else.This movie is about how a salesman ,who lives doing no good to others or himself ,comes to terms with his life.The screenplay wanders pointlessly in the middle-the character Ron seems to be a mere add-on for convenience.

Then why the 3 stars?.Well the acting by both the leads and Jemison(Less detailed character but much expressed in action) props things considerably.Dialogs are also a plus-expressive ,thoughtful and funny sometimes.

Professional critics may call this mediocre but anyone looking for an entertaining time kill will be disappointed.The DVD cover says this is Rachel L Cook's best film after 'She's all that'.In my opinion both are crappy films this one worser than SAT.If you are a Rachel L Cook fan then you gotta look at 'scorched'(2002).

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