Joe Somebody
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Following their television series Home Improvement and the features The Santa Clause (1994) and Jungle 2 Jungle (1997), the actor/director team of Tim Allen and John Pasquin collaborate once again on this high-concept comedy. Allen stars as Joe Scheffer, a nice guy video specialist for a Minneapolis pharmaceutical company who's plodding through both his thankless job and an unhappy divorce from his ex-wife Callie (Kelly Lynch). When Joe brings his daughter Natalie (Hayden Panettiere) to the office with him on Take Our Kids to Work Day, he's humiliated in a spat with company bully Mark… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 21%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Not something to write home about."
‑ Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"I'd rather see a whole movie about an aging B-movie actor and forget about all the stuff with Tim Allen."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Talented actors are wasted on bad script."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Much of the running time is devoted to dramatic subplots and other such misguided attempts at pathos."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"A cliched-filled family film with lines and situations so predictable, audiences will be left groaning rather than laughing."
‑ Heather Wadowski, Film Threat
"Has the look and feel of an extended sitcom episode."
‑ Jason Anderson, Globe and Mail
"The movie makes smart use of the small-screen big-charm appeal of former Home Improvement star Tim Allen."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by it."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"There is a definite threat behind this man's eyes."
‑ Michael Brody,
"An entertaining diversion and if you want a light film to just sit back and relax to, then this might just be your movie."
‑ Gareth J. Von Kallenbach, Film Threat
"While never truly funny or insightful, the movie works intermittently by digging a little deeper than you might expect."
‑ Carla Meyer, San Francisco Chronicle
"Aiming to punch holes in some male myths, John Scott Shepherd's script barely makes contact."
‑ Misha Berson, Seattle Times
"O arco dramático vivenciado pelo personagem de Tim Allen consegue, por vezes, comover e despertar uma identificação com o espectador. Pena que o filme, em sua insistência em se afirmar como comédia, tente criar piadas tão vazias e mal-sucedidas."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Bearing clear marks of a film made strictly to pay the bills, its performances are phoned in and its direction is eminently average."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
"The sort of feeble redemption story Hollywood often palms off on the film-going public."
‑ Ben Falk,
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