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Meet Bill

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Aaron Eckhart, Elizabeth Banks, ...

Meet Bill

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
95 minutes
Limited Release Date:
04/04/08
Wide Release Date:
05/09/08
performer:
Jessica Alba, Aaron Eckhart
director:
Bernie Goldmann, Melisa Wallack
distributor:
First Look
author:
Melisa Wallack

We gave it a D

Plagued by a midlife crisis, Bill (Aaron Eckhart) is an overweight office drone whose wife (Elizabeth Banks) is cheating on him with a smarmy television reporter (Timothy Olyphant). Bill befriends a rich private-school teen and a bored lingerie saleswoman (Jessica Alba), and through a series of unfunny high jinks the duo helps Bill put down the Snickers bars, quit his thankless job, and leave his spouse. 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. D