A less than average 'Joe'
By BILLY NORRIS
© St. Petersburg Times
published December 24, 2001
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Movie: Joe Somebody
Summary: Joe Scheffer (Tim Allen) is an average, working class, divorced father of a 12-year-old girl; a virtual "nobody," working for a large corporation. On "take your daughter to work" day, Joe gets beat up by a fellow employee (after quarreling over a parking space) in front of his daughter. Joe decides to buff up and fight back so he can regain his self esteem, but most important, his daughter's respect.
My View: This film isn't anything that will long be remembered; it reeked of mediocrity! It had a thin plot and was almost sleep-inducing. The characters were nondescript, and the excitement level was almost non-existent, making for a below-average movie I was not very pleased with at all!
Favorite Part: I most enjoyed the parts that showed Joe training in the martial arts studio. That was where most of the humor in this movie could be found.
Least Favorite Part: Overall I was disappointed with the entire film. It was a complete waste of time.
Recommendations: Don't bother!
-- Billy Norris, 14, is in the eighth grade at Seminole Middle School, and is a former member of the Times X-Team.
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