Two salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital age find their way into a coveted internship at Google, where they must compete with a group of young, tech-savvy geniuses for a shot at employment.
John Beckwith and Jeremy Grey, a pair of committed womanizers who sneak into weddings to take advantage of the romantic tinge in the air, find themselves at odds with one another when John meets and falls for Claire Cleary.
Bi-polar mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper's paradise into his personal peep show. But when Barnhardt can't bring the culprit to justice, a surly police detective is recruited to close the case.
When seasoned comedian George Simmons learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship causes him to take a relatively green performer under his wing as his opening act.
Homeless veteran Bob 'Drillbit' Taylor manages to enjoy life anyhow and even saves some cash for his dream, an 'all-paid' move to Alaska, even if that may take many years. His dream comes within reach when clever nerd Wade, has fat friend Ryan 'T-dog' and cocky shrimp Jim, all new to high-school, are bullied so badly by emancipated Filkins and his buddies that they advertise for a bodyguard. Only Drillbit seems affordable and not crazy, so he's hired and drains their pocket-money and home content. He's clueless how to protect them but gives them (bogus) self-defense classes.Written by
John Hughes' final film as a writer before his death in 2009. As in Beethoven (1992) and Maid in Manhattan (2002), he requested his name be removed (since so much was changed between script and movie), and is credited as Edmond Dantes, title character of The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. See more »
When Wade and Ryan are practicing fighting in the garden, Ryan punches wade in the back and Wade puts his right arm on his back. When Ryan tells wade to punch him, his left arm is now on his back and he punches with his right arm. See more »
The end credits show a scene of a kid walking into the nurses office asking for help (similar to what Drillbit did when he got punched). Drillbit appears as the school nurse, who then asks the kid who punched him and promising him it will "never happen again". See more »
Peace Of Mind
Written by Barbara Keith
Performed by The Stone Coyotes
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Drilled Into Cinematic Unconsciousness.
Three freshmen in high school (Nate Hartley, Troy Gentile, and David Dorfman) combine their meager resources together to hire the titled character (natural-born loser Owen Wilson) to combat a bully (Alex Frost) who seems bent on making their lives living hells. Totally passable time-waster designed for pre-teen boys has little going for it. Wilson does all he can with material which is way beneath his talents, but everyone else seems to be going through the motions. Leslie Mann is wasted as Owen's love interest, a teacher at the high school the boys attend. All here has been seen and done for years in better films. Hopelessly feels like that 1980s-styled fluff where movies came a dime a dozen. 2 stars out of 5.
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