Was really looking forward to this one and I wasn’t disappointed. Most people won’t be familiar with Steve Carell who has had smaller parts in a number of Brat Pack comedies over the past couple of years. This is his first major role and he also produces the film.
The story is pretty self explanatory in that Steve plays Andy Stitzer, a bit of a geek who collects action figures and works at an electronics store. The film tracks his attempts to get laid and it manages to balance the funny set pieces with lighter material based around a burgeoning romance. There were some real belly laugh moments and if you don’t come out of the cinema smiling then there’s something seriously wrong with you. Best comedy of the year so far. 🙂
Tony’s Verdict: 8/10