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Meet Bill (2007)

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

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Melisa Wallack
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Eckhart ... Bill
Jessica Alba ... Lucy
Elizabeth Banks ... Jess
Logan Lerman ... The Kid
Holmes Osborne ... Mr. Jacoby
Todd Louiso ... John Jr.
Timothy Olyphant ... Chip Johnson
Reed Diamond ... Paul
Kristen Wiig ... Jane Whittman
Jason Sudeikis ... Jim Whittman
Andy Zou Andy Zou ... Donald Choo
Ana Mackenzie ... Sarah Sheldon (as Ana Lucasey)
Constance Barron ... Mrs. Jacoby
Conor O'Farrell ... Principal
Julia Pace Mitchell ... Dana
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A comedy about someone you know.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some drug use and sex-related material | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 2008 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

Meet Bill See more »

Filming Locations:

St. Albans, Missouri, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,201, 6 April 2008

Gross USA:

$62,597

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$346,592
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

While discussing the details of the doughnut franchise with Jim and Jane Whittman, Bill takes two bites of a doughnut. When the angle changes at the end of the scene, there is only one bite in it. See more »

Quotes

Tom the Fireworks Man: I'm excited. Are you excited? Get excited!
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References 1 Night in Paris (2004) See more »

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Sweet Sweet Tango
Written and Performed by Jeff Rona
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Light hearted indie-film
19 November 2009 | by mhendersonnySee all my reviews

If you like Aaron Eckhart then you'll like this film. It's a departure from anything he's done in the past. Elizabeth Banks plays his wife, a beautiful, self obsessed, spoiled, rich bitch with no redeeming qualities except her looks and body. (It's VERY much the same role as she played in "The Baxter". She's really got this character type down and is carving a niche for herself in indie films.)

As I watched this movie, I thought that it reminded me of those indie films that I loved from the late 90's and early 2000's and how they just don't make them like this anymore. I didn't laugh all the way through this movie, but there were places where I chuckled (considerably) and I did have a smirk on my face for a good bit of the movie. (Think "The Ex" but not as funny.)

It a great Friday night, too tired to think, order a pizza and veg movie. And if you like indie films from a decade ago, then you'll be glad you rented this one.


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