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Meet Bill (2007)

Bill (original title)
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A guy fed up with his job and married to a cheating wife reluctantly mentors a rebellious teen.

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Melisa Wallack
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Eckhart ... Bill
Jessica Alba ... Lucy
Elizabeth Banks ... Jess
Logan Lerman ... The Kid
Holmes Osborne ... Mr. Jacoby
Todd Louiso ... John Jr.
Timothy Olyphant ... Chip Johnson
Reed Diamond ... Paul
Kristen Wiig ... Jane Whittman
Jason Sudeikis ... Jim Whittman
Andy Zou Andy Zou ... Donald Choo
Ana Mackenzie ... Sarah Sheldon (as Ana Lucasey)
Constance Barron ... Mrs. Jacoby
Conor O'Farrell ... Principal
Julia Pace Mitchell ... Dana
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Storyline

Bill is unhappy: he has married a banker's daughter and has a dead end job at the bank; his wife Jess is tied to daddy's wallet; and, Bill is developing a gut from lack of exercise and constantly eating candy bars. He dreams of buying a donut franchise to be independent of Jess's dad. Bill is roped into a mentoring program at his old prep school, assigned a smart-mouthed kid who pops up when least expected. When Jess starts an affair with Chip, a local TV personality and vain Rob Lowe look-alike, it sends Bill, the kid, and a young sales clerk from a lingerie shop on a quest to win back Jess and get the donuts. What about self-respect? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A comedy about someone you know.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some drug use and sex-related material | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 2008 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

Meet Bill See more »

Filming Locations:

St. Albans, Missouri, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,201, 6 April 2008

Gross USA:

$62,597

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$346,592
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the movie Bill's father in law's character is named John Jacobi. Jan Jacobi is the head of the MICDS middle school, where many of the Tate Academy scenes were shot. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where John Sr., John Jr and Bill are talking to the French people and John Jr is translating, he makes translation errors. "Son-in-law" is not "faux bil", it's "beau fils" (pronounced Bow Fee-s). See more »

Quotes

Bill: They want to shoot an elephant. Who the fuck wants to shoot an elephant?
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Connections

References The Blob (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Lustful Alice
Written by Owen Thomas, Lily-May Young and Matthew Cheadle
Performed by The Co-Writes
Courtesy of TY Songs
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A pleasure to watch
7 August 2008 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about a man married to a woman from a powerful family undergoing a midlife crisis. Unexpectedly, a high school student helps him through it.

Bill is portrayed to be a complete loser. He realises that he is a loser, and wants to change. The pathetic state he is in is funny and evokes sympathy at the same time. The transformation is quite dramatic, and it is quite a surprise to see Aaron Eckhart shaving himself. I would not have thought that an actor would do that, but then they are probably paid millions of dollars for that scene.

The kid's charming and cheerful persona shines, and I feel that he is the true star in the film. Jessica Alba is as charming and adorable as usual. These three characters interact together with great charm, and makes "Meet Bill" a pleasure to watch.


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