It’s a shame that the movie has come out of the gate with only a $6M opening because it has so much going for it. The cast list is impressive, but it is Paul Bettany who steals the show as the manservant Jock. A real shame.
The movie reminded me a bit of another underrated classic, The Man Who Knew Too Little starring Bill Murray. I think both movies might work best if you just sort of ‘go with it’ and not nit-pick the many flaws. And a few pre-movie beers could not hurt either. The whole film seems like they were trying to have fun and that’s something they’ve all but forgotten about in Hollywoodland. Every movie nowadays has to have a meaning and a message or some.