Meet Bill Review, by Michael Rechtshaffen of The Hollywood Reporter

Had it not unraveled so completely, "Bill" might have made a modest name for itself at the boxoffice, but given its present state, theatrical prospects look challenging.


Having a perpetual bad hair day, Eckhart's paunchy Bill is stuck in a major rut.

Living under the thumb of his respected father-in-law (Holmes Osborne), who has set him up with a meaningless title at the bank he owns, Bill has been taking refuge in his many stashes of candy bars when he discovers his wife, Jess (Elizabeth Banks) is having an affair with vain local TV news anchor Chip Johnson (Timothy Olyphant).


Tired of standing back and watching his life pass before him, he finally takes action, encouraged by a cocky prep school student ("3:10 to Yuma's" Logan Lerman) whom he's been roped into mentoring.


In addition to going after his wife and the newsman, Bill decides to pursue his new dream of owing a donut franchise, while receiving some valuable fashion tips from the lingerie salesperson (Jessica Alba) who plays a part in his ultimate makeover.


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