Joe Somebody

Synopsis: When underappreciated video specialist Joe Scheffer is brutally humiliated by the office bully Mark McKinney in front of his daughter, Joe begins a quest for personal redemption. He proceeds by enduring a personal make-over and takes martial arts lessons from a B-action star. As news spreads of his rematch with Mark, Joe suddenly finds himself the center of attention, ascending the corporate ladder and growing in popularity. He's determined to show everyone in his life that he is not a nobody, but a force to be reckoned with.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): John Pasquin
Production: Lot 47 Films
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
5.5
Metacritic:
42
Rotten Tomatoes:
40%
PG
Year:
2001
98 min
Website
445 Views


Hey!

Hi!

How are you?

Welcome to "Bring Your Daughter To Work

Day" here at STARKe Pharmaceutical.

Very nice. Very nice.

Home movies and, uh, family photos.

That's... nice. It's novel.

Pat, this is just a first cut,

of course. You know, it's...

So, I was wondering how next month's

Good Chemistry video is coming along.

- Um... I can have it by Thursday.

- Ooh, Pagel wants a look by Wednesday.

- Gee, Wednesday would be...

- Perfect! Gotta run!

That-that... This might be

a good time for you and I

to talk about

that promotion of mine.

Or those

basketball tickets?

All right.

We'll do it some other time.

Okay, then.

No.

Hey, let me give you a hand with this.

Just hand me your staple gun.

- The... what?

- The staple gun.

- It's right behind you.

- Oh! Staple gun.

Thank you.

You are really saving me here.

You're welcome. You know, I love

this whole "Choose Happiness" thing.

Yeah. It's, uh, based on the

classic philosophical concept

that happiness is a choice,

not a condition.

Maybe they're getting it

on a subliminal level.

It's Joe, isn't it?

Joe... Scheffer.

- Yeah.

- Meg Harper.

Hi.

You did that great video

for my department last summer.

I know...

It actually, um...

it made me cry.

Why?

Cause it was so...

- ... bad?

- No, not-not at all. Because it was so good!

Thanks.

- How have you been, Joe?

- I got a divorce, actually.

Oh. Oh!

- I'm so sorry.

- No, no. That's okay.

- You all right?

- Yeah. You know, it's-it's weird.

No, yeah, but I'm doin' great.

I stay busy.

During the week, it's all about

my daughter Natalie. She's 12.

And on weekends, schedule's totally

whacked. I work out all the time.

- Me too!

- I got concerts, plays... Uh...

I hike now.

Got some Vibram sole boots.

I do a little trekkin'.

I travel extensively.

- Well, sounds like you win.

- I dance!

- Oh.

- Yeah.

Not professionally, mind you, but

I do go to clubs with other... others.

Look, geez, Joe, get off your ass

and do something!

- I'm-I'm thinkin' about getting a pilot's license.

- I was kidding.

Oh!

I'm not gonna take lessons.

Not gonna fly. I was joking too.

Hey, um, you know what? I should

buy you an almond-spiced latte.

It's the least I can do

for helping me with this...

this whole... with the banner.

I got this work to do.

I-I should just finish my lunch.

I understand completely.

- Okay?

- Okay.

Volomin,

from STARKe Pharmaceuticals.

Making you better

than you really are.

Possible side effects may include

depression, general discomfort,

headaches, blurred or

distorted vision, loss of balance,

dry mouth, numbness,

periodontal disease, lockjaw,

tremors, heart palpitations,

varicose veins,

liver damage, kidney failure, loss

of taste, loss of smell, loss of sight,

early Alzheimer's,

cardiac arrest,

and in extremely

rare cases... death.

Volomin. Making you better

than you really are.

Daddy!

Hey, Nat!

Hi, dad!

- Yeah!

- Oh! Mmm.

Did you have fun?

Weekend from hell.

They took me to another

silly-ass hippie restaurant.

With the most absurd

one-man play ever produced.

"Silly-ass"?

- Dad!

- Just find an alternative.

Geez.

Everything on the menu

was made with curd.

Curd this, curd that.

I mean, I ordered a hamburger,

and I got a ten-minute lecture

on animal rights from the waitress.

And the guy in the play

was half naked.

- What? Which half?

- Dad!

Did you get

the T-Wolves tickets?

No, I-I-I didn't this time. You know,

the list for company tickets is real long.

- And, you know, I'm gonna get a promotion...

- Dad!

The best view

is on TV anyway.

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