starts off slowly, but gets going after 10-15 minutes. frankly, most of the opening few scenes could probably have been scraped altogether. it’s a vince vaughn movie with the ron howard touch. it’s kind of an odd combination, but it works pretty well on the whole. vaughn disarms and howard gives us a little of the touchy feely stuff that takes it beyond the simple comedy.
winona ryder is actually quite good in a fairly twisted, complex role. kevin james is adequate and jennifer connelly is solid as always. channing tatum is surprisingly funny in a nice little supporting role. it’s a good rewrite away from being really solid.Watched in theater