Joe Somebody

5.51 h 38 min2001PG
HD. Tim Allen stars as a quiet, unassertive single dad who is transformed into a man's man after he beats up the office bully.
John Pasquin
Tim AllenJulie BowenKelly Lynch
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Greg GermannHayden PanettiereJim Belushi
Kenneth AtchityKimberly BrentBilly FrankMatthew GrossAnne KopelsonArnold KopelsonArnon MilchanBrian ReillyWilliam W. Wilson III
20th Century Fox
PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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4.6 out of 5 stars

456 global ratings

  1. 74% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 14% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 7% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 3% of reviews have 2 stars
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Kindle CustomerReviewed in the United States on November 27, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent wholesome film with simple but pleasing plot.
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People giving this low stars obviously wanted a different type of film completely and they are blaming this film for their incompatible choice. For what this is, it is very well done.

The message of the film is to endure and stay true to yourself when life is hard, instead of trying all the wrong ways to fix your problems. The plot is simply a vehicle for this message, and with a 12 year old kid, a divorce, and some simple heroes and villains to prompt the main character to change, what were people expecting from those ingredients?

This is a wholesome and heartwarming but simple story. It isn't about being innovative, overly dramatic, super comical, etc. It's a lot like older movies where it simply entertains and has a nice message without be overt about it and without relying on extreme tactics, sex appeal, etc. Would make a great film for family with kids.
8 people found this helpful
terry93004Reviewed in the United States on August 1, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Mr. Nobody Gets His Groove On ...
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How many times have I watched this B movie and still keep coming back for more? It is the concept, Tim Allen and the supportive cast (including Jim Belushi) that work so well for me. A weak nobody in a drab desk job at a large company is bullied by a young studly executive. He's pushed around in front of his young daughter. Mr. Nobody is divorced having lost his wife to a would-be loser actor. All very wrong. But our hero rises to the challenge with the help of the pretty blond HR girl/therapist who gets Joe back on his feet. He shaves, gets a haircut, new clothes, learns self-defense and more. He pronounces himself "cured" to his therapist who will become his love interest. He challenges the bully to a fight. Respect for him grows in the office. He is Mr. Somebody now. His colleagues know his name. But what happens next? ... get the darn movie and find out :)
6 people found this helpful
RAD!Reviewed in the United States on January 2, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
A romantic comedy that could actually happen!
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You have to stand up for the things that matter most. Something that's often easier to say than to do, as Joe Scheffer struggles with in this romantic comedy! Thanks to Tim Allen's unique personality this film comes across with much more humor than the typical rom-com. You can't help but to root for and associate with at least one of the many characters that make this movie such and enjoyable film to watch... Are you the daughter, watching those around you behave in incongruent ways? The achieving and loveable woman who sees people for who they are, rather than who society says they are? Or are you Joe himself, constantly battling between what's right, and what's yours? A little something for everyone with a little Jim Belushi thrown in to put the fun in funny!
Laser PointReviewed in the United States on November 25, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
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The cast in this movie was really good with the exception of Jim Belushi, who was absolutely great!!.Without Belushi this might have been a fine standard romance about single parents, pain of divorce, and learning to begin again. The Belushi aspects of the story deal with an adult facing fears-both physical and mental- and learning to take care of himself in the face of disrespect and bullying at work. The lesson seems to be that only when you are able and willing to defend yourself are you truly able to chose your battles. Belushi's scenes with Tim Allen gave the story both humor and depth-not an easy combination to manage at the same time. For me, it was worth the time and money to see the movie.
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Jeffrey W. DavisReviewed in the United States on February 14, 2009
5.0 out of 5 stars
A feelgood movie that is underrated
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Most people have not heard of this movie, or would read it's professional reviews and skip it, which is a shame. You probably can figure out the whole storyline within the first few minutes, but the way they get to it is not exactly the way you think it will be. Tim Allen is GREAT in this, and I put that in capital letters for a reason. He plays this role exactly how it should be played, and he is not anywhere close to Tim the Tool Man Taylor like you may be thinking. Every role in this movie is played exactly as it should be, from the slimy boss to the has-been action star, the ex-wife who starts wondering why she left Joe to begin with, and the daughter who hides her talent so she doesn't stand out in the crowd. A great movie that everybody should at least give a chance.

The seller does an excellent job in refinishing the DVD, and you can't beat the price. It literally looked brand new.
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Billy Bob Shaw Boy FellaReviewed in the United States on January 12, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
Love Tim Allen. This movie is horrendous. F-
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Worst paced and edited movie I’ve ever watched. If you like bad movies, this is entertaining in that it’s so bad I gave to a friend for a gift who enjoys laughing at poorly made movies. Some truly cringe worthy moments that were beyond belief. Scenes last 2-3
Times as long as they need to. Editing was horrible. Seriously I feel like they did it
Just To get To 1hr30 length.
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Rebecca, MichiganReviewed in the United States on June 24, 2015
2.0 out of 5 stars
I just did not think it was all that good. Tim Allen is this nerdy guy who gets ...
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This movie was so, so in my opinion. I just did not think it was all that good. Tim Allen is this nerdy guy who gets bullied by a co-worker out of his parking place, then is beat up in front of his daughter. Then this campaign begins with co-workers betting on him in a match with the bully, all the while Tim Allen is being roughly trained in self defense/martial arts, by Jim Bullushi. . I found it hard to believe too, that this nerdy guy would have two beautiful women wanting him even though he is divorced.
StanReviewed in the United States on January 8, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Great Depiction of Mans Midlife Crisis
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A great movie for everyone. My favorite! A movie you can watch over and over
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