A young guy short on luck enrolls in a class to build confidence to help win over the girl of his dreams, which becomes complicated when it turns out his teacher has the same agenda.

Director:

Todd Phillips

Writers:

Todd Phillips (screenplay), Scot Armstrong (screenplay)
2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Bob Thornton ... Dr. P
Jon Heder ... Roger Waddell
Jacinda Barrett ... Amanda
Michael Clarke Duncan ... Lesher
Sarah Silverman ... Becky
David Cross ... Ian
Matt Walsh ... Walsh
Horatio Sanz ... Diego
Todd Louiso ... Eli
Jon Glaser ... Ernie
Paul Scheer ... Little Pete
Ben Stiller ... Lonnie Radcliff
Luis Guzmán ... Sergeant Moorehead
Dan Fogler ... Zack
DeRay Davis ... Bee Bee
Edit

Storyline

An unlucky meter reader enrolls in a confidence-building class so he can win the love of the girl of his dreams. The class turns out to be something quite different when it becomes clear to the young man that his professor has his sights set on the same girl. Written by Jeremy Caesar

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Too nice? Too honest? Too *you*? Help is on the way. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, crude and sexual content, and some violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Billy Bob Thornton (Dr. P) and Jessica Stroup (Eli's wife) both appeared in The Informers (2008) two years after this film. See more »

Goofs

When Ian and Roger grab hot dogs and sit down, Ian's hot dog goes from being intact, to being 3/4 of a hot dog, then back to being intact. See more »

Quotes

Zack: [when Roger's beeper goes off] What is he, a pimp now?
See more »

Alternate Versions

Home video release include the 'Unrated Ballbuster Edition' which is 8 minutes longer than the theatrical release. There is an alternative ending.That is only available on DVDs. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Fight Club (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

No More Mr. Nice Guy
Written by Alice Cooper and Michael Bruce
See more »

User Reviews

 
Fun and Very Funny, But an Old Formula
1 October 2006 | by The_Defiant1See all my reviews

This is a fun movie that offers exactly what the previews promise and a little more. John Heder does a great job as does Billy Bob Thornton. The only drawback of the plot is that we've seen it a million times before if you watch this genre of movie. Dr. P (Billy Bob Thornton) plays an overbearing and obnoxious school teacher teaching Roger (John Heder) and the other students how not to be wimps. The purpose of the course backfires when Roger finds out Dr. P does not like to be outdone. This movie could be compared to any comedy where the underdog must overcome the odds to win the girl. Regardless of the predictable plot, the comedy is clever and fun. This movie is worth seeing in the theater. The previews are faithful, but don't give away all of the humor. The humor is consistent throughout and it doesn't leave you tapping you fingers or looking at your watch.


56 of 83 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 103 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Better Man See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,602,333, 1 October 2006

Gross USA:

$17,807,569

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,470,583
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed