Trial and Error Reviews
Final verdict: with plenty of opportunities for satire or slapstick available, it should have been funnier.
Daniels has proven he is capable of comedy roles but he is unable to inject anything remotely resembling a likable character. Theron is quite good in a thankless role but allows Daniels to share some meaningful screen time with.
I really wanted to like this film but it is poorly directed and the jokes miss more then they hit.
The general direction of the film is weak and the trial that is going on is a rather stupid one with no true resolution at the end, but the dramatic elements of the film are more enjoyable than the comedic ones overall.
This was a harmless comedy that never evokes big laughs and follows an odd fish in the water storyline again.