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Joe Somebody

HD   PG Closed Captioning

John Pasquin

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About the Movie

Everybody wants to be somebody and Joe Scheffer (Tim Allen) is no exception. But Joe feels like he's a nobody. A talented video specialist at a Minneapolis pharmaceutical company, he regularly has been passed over for a long-promised promotion. And Joe is faring no better in his personal life, as he still pines for ex-wife Callie (Kelly Lynch). But when Joe's parking space is snatched up by a bullying co-worker who then humiliates him in front of his daughter, Joe decides it's time to make a change. A complete makeover brings him newfound success, a striking new look and a quick climb up the corporate ladder. But will Joe's friends and family be able to love the new Joe as much as they loved the old one?

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 86
  • Fresh: 18
  • Rotten: 68
  • Average Rating: 4.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Joe Somebody continually squanders its opportunities for hilarity. – Stephen Holden, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Rotten: A made-for-TV movie dressed up like a feature film. Its plot is not only stale, it's been stale for decades. – Paul Clinton (,, Dec 21, 2001

Rotten: While never truly funny or insightful, the movie works intermittently by digging a little deeper than you might expect. – Carla Meyer, San Francisco Chronicle, Aug 19, 2002

Rotten: It doesn't much succeed, but Allen and the bit of acid candor the script does muster do cushion its shortcomings. – Jay Carr, Boston Globe, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews


a man was first embrassed in work parking lot to the "big" man on campus

Intelligent, touching movie

Formulaic it may be, but this movie has a good heart, good writing, and good acting from Tm Allen and Jim Belushi.

Joe Somebody
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2001

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