Metascore
30

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 4 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Josh Rosenblatt
    67
    Meet Bill is a typical storyline given new life by an overabundance of antic energy.
  2. Reviewed by: Loren Lankford
    25
    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.
  3. Reviewed by: Julia Wallace
    20
    Is Meet Bill the worst movie ever? Probably not, but it's certainly incoherent enough to give "Gigli" a run for its money.
  4. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    20
    It isn't any good.
  5. For those whose idea of hilarity is an adult and a kid throwing fireworks at each other, then getting stoned and playing piggyback in the mall, this movie should be a refreshing tonic.
  6. After a promising start, this quirky comedy falls flat despite Eckhart's best efforts.
  7. Harnessing mostly fine actors to a wholly asinine script, the directors, Melisa Wallack and Bernie Goldmann, have created a movie as spineless and dithering as its benighted namesake.
  8. Reviewed by: Eddie Cockrell
    40
    A labored screwball comedy about disenchanted people of privilege yearning for fulfillment, pic is full of leaden hijinx directed and played with all the subtlety of a myocardial infarction.
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. ColeM.
    Jul 9, 2009
    1
    This movie was horrible. It was recommended to my mom by her friend and to me by my mom. I said that Dan in Real Life was the kind of movie This movie was horrible. It was recommended to my mom by her friend and to me by my mom. I said that Dan in Real Life was the kind of movie my mom would love...this is Dan in Real Life but even worse!!!! Everything about it screamed desperate right in your face. It sucks that an actor as sh*tty as Logan Lerman gets to star in the adaptation of The Lightning Thief. Full Review »
  2. JeffB
    Sep 1, 2008
    8
    I read the critics reviews, and I stonewalled seeing this film. It came out on video and I still stonewalled, but it was only a buck, I I read the critics reviews, and I stonewalled seeing this film. It came out on video and I still stonewalled, but it was only a buck, I figured no big loss. I'm so glad I took a chance on this film. I thought it was hilarious from beginning to end. Kinda like The Toy, with weed. (lol) I thought the film was realistic, humorous, and well crafted. I do think the ending needed a bit of work, and that the overall film was a bit frenetic, kinda...all over the place, but it did tie up nicely and the performances were top notch. Jessica Alba could've used more screen time, but she was fun as is, much like this film. If you need a light pick me up and enjoy zany, screwball antics, or you just need a smile....then this is the movie for you. Full Review »
  3. ChadS.
    Jul 31, 2008
    5
    The kid(Logan Lerman) is like Ferris Bueller with training wheels. He's ready to rule the school after his tutelage under Bill(Aaron The kid(Logan Lerman) is like Ferris Bueller with training wheels. He's ready to rule the school after his tutelage under Bill(Aaron Eckhart) comes to a close. Mentoring this prep school loner makes Bill's midlife crisis bearable; the same can be said for this sloppily written, but intermittingly entertaining film about the foibles of being priviledged(those guys, again?). Highlighted by Bill's secret filming of his wife having sex with a smarmy newsman that winds up on the internet, the corrosive marriage in "Meet Bill" somehow manages to correct itself against all logic. After all, Jess(Elizabeth Banks) is an accidental porn star. But "Meet Bill" shies away from the undue notoriety of being XXX on the www. Jess should be plotting revenge against her husband instead of helping him acquire a doughnut franchise. The couple simply moves on, but their reconciliation comes too easily, you would think. Jess' affair was recorded for posterity. In essence, "Meet Bill" presents the existence of a sex tape, then forgets to dramatize how its participants dealt with the fallout. The fallout is minimized, too. Dad's bid to be mayor proceeds without a hitch, and most egregious of all, Jess is never confronted by her friends and relatives about her online fame. Full Review »