Продюсер: Steven Manners (also story), Jane Walker Wood (also story)
Год выпуска: 2005
Актеры: Tom Green (as Bob Tree), Brooke Shields (as Anne Jamieson), Genevieve Buechner (as Tess Jamieson), Benjamin B. Smith (as Bates Jamieson), Rob LaBelle (as Jacques), Valerie Tian (as Sophie), Simon Callow (as Mr. Butler), Conchita Campbell (as Basketball Girl (scenes deleted)), Lorena Gale (as Dr. Wilma), Iris Graham (as Mama Clara), Britt McKillip (as Alex), Nicole Potvin (as Morgan), Michael Roberds (as Barber), Jake D. Smith (as Kid), Jerry Wasserman (as Detective Alvarez), Shahnee Zaver (as Salesgirl)
Описание: Фильм рассказывает историю американца, который в один прекрасный день решает переехать в Великобританию и получает там работу дворецкого, а спустя какое-то время с новообретенным жизненным опытом возвращается на родину...
Рецензии: You're probably wondering the same thing I was: What is Tom Green doing on the Disney Channel? I haven't seen very much of Green, but I know his reputation as one of the most shocking and vulgar comics in the business. What's he doing in a kid's movie? Nothing to worry about. In "Bob the Butler," Tom Green manages to clean up his act. Or at least the censors do for him.
Green plays Bob Tree, a man who is rapidly fired from every job he takes. This is displayed through an inspired animated montage during the opening credits. Finally, he latches on to a crash course for butlers, taught by Simon Callow as the perfect English manservant. Callow's character promises Bob that in only five days, he can make him into a butler that can work anywhere in America. (The course to work in England, he informs him, is an additional 17 years.) Bob gets a job "butling" for Anne Jamieson (Brooke Shields), who rivals USA's "Monk" as the most obsessive compulsive character on TV, and her two children, Tess (Genevieve Buechner) and the oddly named Bates (Benjamin B. Smith). I was worried Green would try to refer to him as "master," but thankfully the censors wouldn't allow it.
The girl becomes an antagonist for Green, while the boy looks up to him as a father figure. Normally, we'd be worried to see Tom Green as a father figure, but it turns out his character is great with kids. Also, through his serial careers, he's made useful connections all over the city. The obnoxious character is actually Anne's smarmy French boyfriend, played by Rob LaBelle.
This isn't the most hilarious movie you'll see this summer, but I chuckled all the way through it. Unfortunately, as a consequence of censoring Green's antics, or of too short of a time slot to fit the movie into, the plot seems to take some sporadic leaps and bounds. In the end, it's actually Simon Callow who steals the show, delivering some of the movie's funniest lines.
There's an innuendo or two that pushes the envelope for the Disney Channel, but it will fly right over the heads of small children. Don't be afraid to watch this with your kids, parents, or little siblings.