When underappreciated video specialist Joe Scheffer is brutally humiliated by the office bully Mark McKinney in front of his daughter, Joe begins a quest for personal redemption. He proceeds by enduring a personal make-over and takes martial arts lessons from a B-action star. As news spreads of his rematch with Mark, Joe suddenly finds himself the center of attention, ascending the corporate ladder and growing in popularity. He's determined to show everyone in his life that he is not a nobody, but a force to be reckoned with.Written by
Jim Carrey was initially offered Tim Allen's role, but declined in order to do The Majestic (2001) instead. This scenario is similar to Toy Story (1995) as Jim Carrey was considered to voice the character of Buzz which eventually went to Tim Allen. See more »
Near the end of the film, Joe Sheffer grabs his girlfriend, Meg Harper. When seen from her point of view, he's got her by the wrist; when seen from his point of view, he's got her by the elbow. See more »
Written by Tom Wilson and Michael Roth (as Mike Roth)
Performed by Tom Wilson
Courtesy of Columbia Records and Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.
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Sweet little movie.
Nothing wrong with this movie really. I don't think people treat this movie fairly. It's a sweet little entertaining comedy, that is not hilarious but at all time a pleasant one to watch.
Normally director John Pasquin really doesn't make great comedies but I think I can say that this is a good movie and probably easily his best.
Yes, of course the movie has morals in it that are bittersweet and make the movie also predictable. Nevertheless, I think the movie delivers its messages well and not so much in a preachy kind of way. It helps the messages of the movie come across and therefor the movie is an effective one.
As a matter of fact; everything in the movie works out quite well. This includes the love-story, the movie its dramatic elements and the characters themselves. The movie is a good balance of fun and entertainment and some more serous and dramatic family plot-elements, that of course never divert from the movie its fun and pleasant elements.
Not too much about the story really, it's actually kind of silly and hard to believe but it serves as a good basis for the movie to tell its story. The characters and actors in the movie are definitely good enough to make the movie more fun and entertaining to watch. Tim Allen fits the role and the movie has a great supporting cast with actors such as Greg Germann, Patrick Warburton and James Belushi in some good and fun comedy roles.
It's easily a movie I would watch again.
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