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Bob the Butler (2005)

Tom Green stars as a bumbling buffoon, who lands at Butling after working his way through all other 'A' and 'B' jobs.

Director:

Gary Sinyor

Writers:

Jane Walker Wood (story), Steven Manners (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Green ... Bob Tree
Brooke Shields ... Anne Jamieson
Genevieve Buechner ... Tess Jamieson
Benjamin B. Smith ... Bates Jamieson (as Benjamin Smith)
Rob LaBelle ... Jacques
Valerie Tian ... Sophie
Simon Callow ... Mr. Butler
Iris Graham Iris Graham ... Mama Clara
Dolores Drake ... Maureen
Bill Chandler Bill Chandler ... Rabbi
Jonathan Ndukwe Jonathan Ndukwe ... Stuart
Kevin McNulty ... Tardy Man
Julia Arkos ... Judith
Kristina Copeland Kristina Copeland ... Kate
Wendy Donaldson Wendy Donaldson ... Mrs. Withington (as Wendy Morrow Donaldson)
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Storyline

Goofy Canadian screwup Bob Tree goes trough the yellow pages alphabetically to pick jobs, applies and messes them up every time. In the B's, he arrived at butler and takes a wacky crash-course with the somewhat odd Mr. Butler. Bob gets hired, but really more as babysitter cum housekeeper for Jacques, his fuzzy lover Anne Jamieson and, most of all, her spoiled-rotten kids Bates and Tess, terrible handfuls which his unorthodox methods may at least take by surprise. Written by KGF Vissers

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The family will never be the same.

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for partial nudity and sex-related humor | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In the film, Bob (Tom Green) is interviewed by Ann (Brooke Shields) for the job. She asked him if "Bob" is shorten from "Robert" and he responded by asking her isn't "Rob" shorten for "Robert"? - The real name of the actor who plays "Jacques" is "Rob" (Rob LaBelle) who later entered in that scene. See more »

Goofs

Lieutenant Alvarez (Jerry Wasserman) tells Bob that he has put Tess in a Scared Straight program. But the Scared Straight program was discontinued after proving ineffective at curbing juvenile crime. In mitigation, he might simply be referring to putting her in solitary confinement. See more »

Quotes

Bates Jamieson: Why do you call me 'Master'?
Bob Tree: I'm studying to be a butler.
Bates Jamieson: Hmm. I don't like it. 'Master Bates' just feels... wrong.
Bob Tree: Indeed.
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Connections

References The Addams Family (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Machine
Written by Miranda Cooper, Brian Higgins, Timothy Powell (as Tim Powell),
Nick Coler, Lisa Cowling, Myra Boyle, Shawn Lee
Published by Xenomania/Warner Chappell Music Ltd.
Performed by Girls Aloud
Licensed by Kind Permission from The Film and TV Licensing Division, part of The Universal Group
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User Reviews

 
Cute actually.
20 August 2006 | by SeriouslyMikeSee all my reviews

For only one time, Tom Green doesn't make an utter and complete jackass out of himself. This film is actually a nice family flick and I was surprised that it lacks any elements of the typical Tom Green routine.

While not terribly inventive (or, more exactly, predictable to boot) it's watchable. A guy, getting kicked out of each and every job, becomes a butler for a lonely mom with two kids, typical family movie cliché ensues. The guy himself isn't even a bit disgusting - maybe naive and a little lost, but nice and kind nonetheless. Who would suspect that Tom Green can actually be nice and act?

Good for a family afternoon with your kids.


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Language:

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Release Date:

14 January 2012 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

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$51,401
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