• Joe Somebody (2001)

Joe Somebody

Release Date: December 21st, 2001

DVD Release Date: August 20th, 2002

PG |1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary

Tim Allen plays Joe, a divorced, corporate everyman whose dead-end personal and professional lives are turned around after the office bully publicly humiliates him in front of Joe's daughter. As Joe trains for a rematch - and gives himself a makeover - he begins an unexpected ascent up the corporate ladder. Eventually, Joe realizes he doesn't need revenge or to become someone else to earn his daughter's respect and win the heart of a co-worker.

Cast: Tim Allen, Julie Bowen, Kelly Lynch, Hayden Panettiere, Jim Belushi, Greg Germann, Robert Joy, Patrick Warburton

Director: John Pasquin

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: New Regency Pictures, Kopelson Entertainment

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Transformation, 2000s, House, Office, Amusing, Emotional, Daughter, Love, Rise, Underdog, Rousing, Heartwarming

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

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

  • 63
    Mike ClarkUSA 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

  • 63
    Lawrence ToppmanCharlotte Observer

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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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