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Meet Bill (2007)

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

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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$35,201 (USA) (6 April 2008)

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$59,108 (USA) (13 April 2008)
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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 Jess is at the hospital with Bill, her hair changes from being draped over her right ear to being tucked behind her ear and back again repeatedly between shots. See more »

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Tom the Fireworks Man: I'm excited. Are you excited? Get excited!
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Start Being Nicer
Written by Holger Schuhmann and Kenn Steen
Performed by Torpedo Boyz
Courtesy of Sounds from the Roof Records
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A pleasure to watch
7 August 2008 | by (Earth) – See 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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