It starts off slowly because you need to be set up for the story line. The best character and performance in the film is Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Complete with flatulent sound effects. The blockage-and-flood trope was first offered up in its full slapstick glory in The Party when bumbling Peter Sellers breaks his host's cistern, unravels an entire roll of loo paper, and floods the bathroom. Opening Weekend USA: Stiller works a lot but maybe he should work less and just wait for the better scripts to come his way because this film doesn't work as a comedy or as a romance. DPReview Digital Photography.
Oh my god, Philip Seymour Hoffman is worth it alone -- between the sharting, the basketball game, and the community theatre presentation of "Jesus Christ Superstar", I am a wheezing mess by the end of this film from laughing so hard.
Comedy Drama Fantasy. User Reviews. I just want to take you to dinner, sometime this week". It is funny, and it's not a bad film at all, it's clever and cute, it's just that it does tend to lose flavor each time you see it. Sort by: The plot is very similar to There's Something About Mary and it even steals from an episode of Friends. Mot to mention she uses that Rachel character in several movies, which is probably her real personality.