Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on August 2009
Or not. Aaron Eckhart dutifully but futilely dumbs down in this leaden screwball comedy, playing a self-doubting sad-sack stuck in a useless non-job at his father-in-law’s bank while his wife fools around with some blow-dried TV newsman. His life begins to change when he is roped into mentoring a self-assured high-school kid (Logan Lerman), and then lingerie salesperson Jessica Alba shows up and smiles a lot. As is often the case these days, the asinine script wastes the efforts of some good actors, coming up with one cringe-worthy scenario after another. Take my advice and go meet someone else.
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