Meet Bill (2007) - Comedy, Drama

Hohum Score

18

Watchable

A guy fed up with his job and married to a cheating wife reluctantly mentors a rebellious teen.

IMDB: 6.3
Director: Bernie Goldmann
Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Jessica Alba
Length: 93 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 8 out of 52 found boring (15.38%)

One-line Reviews (34)

Bill or Meet Bill is one of the most entertaining movies I've seen lately and it goes a bit beyond entertainment...

And so I attended the second screening as well, and enjoyed it even more.

Although not the greatest movie in the world, it is definitely worth watching

Pleasant, Fun and Worth the Watch .

Then we hit the all too inevitable, contrived and predictable ending.

Lighthearted and enjoyable, It follows the man, Bill on his journey in improving his life.

All over a movie well worth watching, although I have to look away when Jessica Alba enters the dialog.

but a kid who knows it all and has it all is rather boring.

His everyday life is pretty mundane.

But just like seeing those kinds of guys, Meet Bill is awfully uninspiring.

Pointless and bland .

'Meet Bill' is a fascinating, thrilling & wonderful journey of a complicated man, who's confused.

The ending is unexpected and the antics of all the characters in this movie are really good.

An enjoyable movie .

Their banter is enjoyable to watch and also quite refreshing.

Cast as middle-aged Bill, Eckhart is extremely courageous and focused--too focused to become a ham, yet silly and flexible enough to keep this bumpy comedy buoyant and entertaining.

Whether entertaining guests in his camping tent or getting his weary body back into shape, Bill is lurching, funny, struggling, and very human.

Written and directed by Bernie Goldman and Melisa Walick, "Meet Bill" ranges from the hilarious to the mildly amusing - with just enough dull patches thrown in to keep us from raving too much over its virtues or letting it too much into our hearts.

All in all it is an enjoyable, charming little movie, with a few drawbacks (we wish he would be more mad at his wife!!!

Anyway back to the film, as I said it's more enjoyable because of it's main characters and the time they share on screen is probably the best moments of the film.

The Kid character was pretty pointless also.

It's about a man who thinks that he has everything that a man wants out of life, until he finds out that his wife is having an affair and his career is going nowhere.

Bad bland unfunny writing and bad execution.

First 15 minutes of this movie are exciting & you think you are in for a 2 hour ride of comic situations involving rich people doing unbelievably stupid stuff.

Despite his misgivings, the "Kid", as he is known, is able to steer Bill into doing fun things, including moving into a big tent pitched in his brother's backyard, and entertaining Lucy, their friendly sales lady and another hot lady in his new home.

Eckhart and leading lady Elizabeth Banks (who is good also) make this moderately enjoyable story in to something a little better then it should be.

In fact, it's a tired, old, cliché "find yourself" kind-of movie that we might have seen a million times before.

If they had taken out some of the more pointless scenes (especially the one with the Kid dancing around in women's underwear--what was that about?

There's also a sex tape, a big party where everything goes wrong and a pointless subplot where The Kid keeps hitting on this lingerie store clerk (Jessica Alba).

I just watched Meet Bill last night, and while it wasn't fantastic, it was definitely worth the watch.

In a really boring job.

What a waste of time, and in Eckhart's case, talent.

Bill, who recognizes his life is going nowhere, decides to make it on his own by getting a donut franchise, much like Krispy Kreme, he is afraid of Jessica's disapproval.

A complete waste of your time.