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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bill
... Lucy
... Jess
... The Kid
... Mr. Jacoby
... John Jr.
... Chip Johnson
... Paul
... Jane Whittman
... Jim Whittman
Andy Zou ... Donald Choo
... Sarah Sheldon (as Ana Lucasey)
... Mrs. Jacoby
... Principal
... 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>

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A comedy about someone you know.

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Comedy | Drama

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

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18 June 2008 (Iceland)  »

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Meet Bill  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,201, 6 April 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$59,108, 13 April 2008
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1.85 : 1
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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

When Bill is cutting the picture of Chip out of the magazine, he only makes one cut between his legs, but in the next shot there are two cuts between Chip's legs. See more »

Quotes

The Kid: Where are you going?
Bill: I don't know, but I'm excited to find out.
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References The Blob (1958) See more »

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Barcelona Loves You
Written by Emanuel Lundgren
Performed by I'm from Barcelona
Courtesy of Mute Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Waste of a good cast! 3/10
25 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

Review: Although the cast looked impressive, this movie really wasn't that good and the storyline was pretty terrible. It's about a man who thinks that he has everything that a man wants out of life, until he finds out that his wife is having an affair and his career is going nowhere. He then becomes a mentor for a sharp kid who helps him turn his life around and shows him how to get the most out of life. I'm usually a fan of Aaron Eckharts work, but he really did make a fool out of himself in this movie. The jokes weren't that funny and the storyline went from one ridiculous scene to another. The director piled up to many different elements which made the film seem messy and not that enjoyable. None of the top actors put in an outstanding performance, which is due to the terrible script, so this is yet another movie that has to get the thumbs down from me. Disappointing!

Round-Up: Aaron Eckhart really let me down in this film, alongside Jessica Alba and Elizabeth Banks who were also not that great. There were also some other big names in the film, like Kristen Wiig and Jason Sudeikis, but they weren't in the movie that much. I was impressed with the young looking Logan Lerman whose also starred in Fury, the Percy Jackson franchise and Noah but I just found it hard to find the film slightly amusing. I'm not surprised that it made such a lose at the box office but I am surprised with the budget which must have gone towards the actors wages. Anyway, it's worth a watch if you just want some noise in the background but I personally think that it was a waste of a good cast.

Budget: $5million Worldwide Gross: $347,000 (Terrible!)

I recommend this movie to people who are into their comedies about a man whose goes through a mid-life crisis after finding out that his wife is having an affair. 3/10


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