Joe Tyler (Matthew Perry Friends)
is a sleazy process server who is having a rather difficult time serving
subpoenas to his marks. When a sleazy Millionaire (cult actor Bruce Campbell
Evil Dead) divorces his wife (Elizabeth Hurley Austin Powers,
Bedazzled), Joe must serve her with much obstacles in his way. When they
manage to run into each other, she makes him an offer, she'll give him a million
dollars if he serves her husband within twenty-four hours. Now, they must track
him down across country while dodging a rival server (Vince Pastore The
Sopranos), and a psychotic right-hand man.
Unfortunately, it's difficult to see this movie as nothing more than a romantic comedy than a real one. Many of the jokes, though funny, tend to fall flat on its ears with badly written puns and comebacks often spewed unfortunately by Perry. This movie has many of the usual elements a romantic comedy has, the obligatory villain, the formula in which the characters hate each other at first but soon grow to love each other, blah blah. Cedric the Entertainer has a horribly unfunny role as Joe's boss whom constantly plots against him, hoping to get some money from the serving. He has his bit parts in the movie often displaying his "comedic" schticks with race jokes and dancing and never really even makes me crack a smile. Vince Pastore also has a lame role as Tyler's rival in the process serving business and seemed to just be an element of the movie to give the character's motivation.
A funny, romantic if not sub-par comedy with
great comedic performances by Perry which will leave a warm feeling in your
stomach. Corny, ain't I?