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Overall Rating
3.34

Awesome: 10.77%
Worth A Look47.69%
Just Average: 21.54%
Pretty Crappy: 4.62%
Sucks: 15.38%

6 reviews, 29 user ratings


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"A scrambled indulgence."
3 stars

I really had higher hopes for this new movie with Jason Lee. I mean, come on, he actually skateboards in it. How bad could it be? WELLLLLLL . . .

All of the exposition is rushed and choppy. The characters are funny and likeable, but poorly formed. Jason Lee does indeed skate, but not enough to matter and his character would have little appeal had they casted someone else. Lee even seems bored with it even though he's endearing and comical.

The main character, a pseudo-psychologist definitely has a lot of charm and appeal which somewhat salvages the curt conversations and weird romances. If you really try hard to be open-minded, he'll win you over, but the lack of development in the script leaves you raising eyebrows and choking on the cheese.

There's a lot of interesting ideas in this film about human nature, self-esteem, and loneliness that an audience should really get into. It's just too bad they didn't do a few more re-writes before they took it to production.

All in all, though, the hysterical performances (Ted Danson and Martin Short worth a mention) and "feel good" ending may make it worth a watch.

Bungled fun.

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originally posted: 09/18/99 15:20:51
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User Comments

11/18/10 Ron It was a Nice Movie; nothing more, nothing less, and that's OK. 4 stars
10/13/09 Lori Psychologists cannot prescribe medication. Psychiatrists can, they have medical degrees. 3 stars
4/10/09 Dane Youssef Mumford seems like a nice place to live and a decent person to kno, trust. 5 stars
5/21/08 PAUL SHORTT NOTHING FANTASTIC ABOUT THIS FANTASY FILM, NOT EVEN THE FANTASY 1 stars
7/30/07 R.W. Welch Low key comedy has a certain odd charm to it. B- 4 stars
7/09/07 DAVID AVELAR I WAS AN EXTEA IN THAT MOVIE IN SEBASTOPL 5 stars
7/09/07 David Cohen What pretentious crap! 1 stars
3/27/03 Atanu An extremely well made movie. Loren Dean is way too underrated. 5 stars
10/26/02 MarktheShark6 If Jason Lee wasn't in it, I'd never had watched it. Thanks Jason. 4 stars
8/28/02 K-ronik Thought it was going to be great, but it just slowed to a stop by the end. 2 stars
11/07/01 Hum eh,watchable but nothing special 3 stars
9/24/01 VerbalK Great little movie, nothing outstanding here, but a good video to rent . 4 stars
5/04/01 The Chosen One best comedy of the year 5 stars
9/25/00 Elvisfan did not connect w/any characters, storylines so the movie is an unpleasant waste of time 2 stars
8/28/00 Me Tarzan Sweet and calm and well acted. Cool b+w fantasy with the cheerleader, too - I want more! 5 stars
5/03/00 seldom scene excellent cast and dialog. why use a shrink?, just watch this! 4 stars
12/03/99 The King of the Bros Proving once again that therapy is for dumb people. 1 stars
10/18/99 Bueller Bigger Hollywood names in supporting roles, obviously drawn in by this well written story. 4 stars
10/17/99 Bjeck sweet, and funny. Jason Lee never let's me down 5 stars
10/04/99 PhilmPhreak Good romantice comedy - which is hard to find these days! 4 stars
10/04/99 The Bomb 69 little simplistic at the end but funny and worth seeing 4 stars
10/03/99 burfdano The best part: Mumford said, "Name some lame, low-life wanker" & Jason said, "Orgizmo." 5 stars
9/29/99 ladislau This is not "Kasdan"! Boring with big "B"! 2 stars
9/29/99 scutfargus When Hope Davis opens her mouth, she becomes quite interesting. Not enough explosions. 4 stars
9/29/99 Orgazmo One of the most boring, unfunniest hour and some odd minutes of my life 1 stars
9/28/99 Ami the Wonderbread Jason Lee was adorable. A good testimony on the power of listening 4 stars
9/27/99 Scott Fun 4 stars
9/27/99 ROBERT SLEEPER!!! MUST SEE. EXCELLENT CAST. LOT'S OF LAUGHS. 4 stars
9/26/99 The Lynchpyn one of the best ensemble pieces of the year, and very funny! 4 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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  24-Sep-1999 (R)

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