Posted on 10/24/11 08:11 PM
I was really surprised by this one because I was expecting it to be a stale comedy with bad jokes and Steve Martin phoning in a performance for a paycheck. Instead, what I got was one of Jack Black's better movies, Steve Martin giving a crap, and Owen Wilson playing to his strengths. It's also got a fuzzy warm message about what really matters in life: family. And, I appreciated the fact that the message wasn't delivered in an ABC Family Sitcom sort of way. They weren't pandering with that message this time out, it came from the heart and it really shows in the quality writing and performances. Check it out if you like this sort of thing.