Meet Bill
Meet Bill (2008)

A henpecked husband locked in a dead-end job attempts to reclaim his life with a little help from a self-assured teen and a pretty lingerie sales girl in this bittersweet romantic comedy starring Aaron Eckhart, Elizabeth Banks, and Jessica… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: April 4, 2008
DVD Release Date: July 15, 2008
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Critic Score: 20% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

The story of a man (Aaron Eckhart) grappling with middle-age ennui at work and at home feels done to death, as does the distracting addition of a spunky rich-kid high schooler.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Male midlife crisis presents as pathological self-loathing in Meet Bill, an imperative to which the only sane response is: No thanks.

Annie Wagner
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

[Meet Bill] is artless and abrupt, and once you lay eyes on it, you feel totally cheated.

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Julia Wallace
L.A. Weekly

It tries hard to mimic the arch tone of the best suburban tragicomedies (American Beauty, et al.), but a surfeit of stock characters, double-wide plot holes and heavy-handed symbolism ruins the effect.

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Loren Lankford
Entertainment Weekly

Even a hilarious turn by Kristen Wiig as the owner of a doughnut company can't save this clichéd, meandering story from playing like American Beauty lite.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Discovering your real self is the theme of Meet Bill, in which Bill has to work hard to finally meet himself

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

This movie never should have seen the light of day.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Meet Bill misfires on multiple levels, but its foremost mistake is focusing on a sad-sack underachiever. Bill doesn't believe in himself, so why should we?

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David Cornelius

Not even a solid performance can keep the script's problems at bay.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel J DeMersseman
Jessica Alba, Elizabeth Banks, Aaron Eckhart A guy fed up with his job and married to a cheating wife reluctantly mentors a rebellious teen.… More
Melvin White
Bill: They hate that I'm working at their bank. I hate that I'm working at their bank.  Meet Bill is a perfect example that an exemplary cast… More
Nicki Marie
Hmm.. it was okay...not great, but okay. I could have done without the drug stuff, and the ending was a little too up in the air, but it had it's moments.… More
jay nixon
Pleasant enough age crisis comedy that veers off course but Aaron Eckhart is good in the lead and keeps it on track as much as possible.
Curtis Lilly
I laughed, I cringed. It's like American Beauty got turned into a comedy, but without the brain splattering. Aaron Eckhart is my new hero. I really… More

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