Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
  1. Reviewed by: Dan Zak
    May be the most disappointing American comedy of the decade, partly because it's jokeless and joyless but mostly because it squanders an all-star cast of superb comic talent.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 83 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 39
  2. Negative: 16 out of 39
  1. katiey
    Jan 18, 2010
    What's with all the hate? I thought it was a really funny movie! Jason Bateman is great!
  2. Sep 1, 2014
    An unusual film subject which ultimately ends up working and being quite humorous. Jason Bateman is in top-form in this not-your-average comedy. Not bad! Full Review »
  3. Nov 4, 2013
    Glad I am not the only one who hated it. Unfunny and painfully slow/boring. Very generic comedy that I would not recommend to anyone at all....what so ever. Full Review »