When he finds out that his work superiors host a dinner celebrating the idiocy of their guests, a rising executive questions it when he's invited, just as he befriends a man who would be the perfect guest.
As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.
Phil and Claire Foster are a couple who have been married for several years. Their days consists of them taking care of their children and going to work and coming home and going to bed. But they find time to have a date night wherein they go out and spend some time together. When another couple they know announce that they're separating because they're in a rut, Phil feels that he and Claire could be too. So when date night comes Phil decides to do something different. So they go into the city and try to get into a new popular restaurant. But when it's full and still wanting to do this, Phil decides to take the reservation of a couple who doesn't show up. While they're having dinner two men approach them and instructs them to stand up and go with them. They think the men are with the restaurant and want to talk to them about taking someone else's reservation. But it appears the couple whose reservation they took crossed someone and the two men work for this person. The men are after ...Written by
Steve Carrell has over-leveraged and over-extended his modest comedic skills far beyond their limits, and as a result his comedic value has collapsed like the real estate bubble.
Tina Fey is a great comedic writer but she doesn't have much range as a performer.
Neither of these flaws would be fatal if this film had a decent script, but of course it doesn't.
This is a comedy without jokes, without witty lines, and without protagonists for whom we care. The central plot is so implausible that we cannot identify with it, nor is sufficiently absurd or satiric so as to be interesting.
My wife and I made it through 45 minutes of this before unanimously voting to turn it off. Save yourself 45 minutes and don't rent this one.
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