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After 8 years in prison, inventor Robert Axle struggles to win over his estranged family and catch up on current technology as he works to once again become the king of the infomercial.

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Robert Axle, an eccentric inventor turned ego maniacal infomercial guru, loses it all when one of his inventions maims thousands of customers. After 8 years in maximum security prison, Robert is ready to redeem his name and rebuild his billion dollar empire. But first, he must convince his estranged 22-year-old daughter to let him live with her and her quirky, over-protective roommates. Written by Stephanie Caswell

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Rated PG-13 for sexual material and language

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Troy Coangelo: [sounding unintelligible] You're fired!
Robert Axle: I'm fried?
Troy Coangelo: You're fired!
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Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.13 (2011) See more »

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written by Nick Urata
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Worth watching but I wouldn't recommend it
18 February 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The movie was so so, It falls short due to the fact that the movie is based on fictional product inventions and with that said, great inventions can't come out of this movie. Otherwise someone would patent the idea and make it an actual product right?

The inventions fall short for obvious reasons and that's expected. They handled it best they could by providing "fabrications" as apposed to actual inventions.

Lack of creativity in the invention ideas is where this movie falls short, as the inventions are driving this movie and steering it in directions that wasn't very enjoyable.

Worth watching but I wouldn't recommend it.


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