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Based on 21 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    An odd picture, a rumination on depression and self-discovery that's couched as an office comedy. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    A lot of this goes down surprisingly well, even if Panettiere, through no fault of her own, is saddled with phony precocious dialogue that makes her sound like an ancient sage. show more

  • 38
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    An unimaginative schoolyard-bully comedy. show more

  • 63
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    The cop-out is mitigated by Allen's ability to impart a comfortable, lived-in quality to his roles, this one included. show more

  • 63
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    For all the story's bland familiarity, it has winning moments. Allen's no actor, but he projects a likeable personality. show more

  • 50
    Charles Savage Miami Herald

    The best scenes in the movie belong to James Belushi. show more

  • 50
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    This is harmless fun for the holiday season, but Tim Allen doesn't give movie the punch it needs. show more

  • 38
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It's a simple, wholesome parable, crashingly obvious, and we sit patiently while the characters and the screenplay slowly arrive at the inevitable conclusion. It needs to take some chances and surprise us. show more

  • 38
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    If "American Beauty" were a bland comedy, it would be Joe Somebody. show more

  • 38
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    The demands of formula eventually stifle anything that even looks like inspiration or honesty. show more

  • January 18, 2010 Primostoy
    Report This User

    Great movie, if you haven't seen it, go rent it, you won't be sorry...

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