By Leah Rozen Jason Lynch
October 09, 2006 12:00 PM

Billy Bob Thornton, Jon Heder, Jacinda Barrett, Sarah Silverman


This slapdash comedy is most likely to strike a sympathetic chord with men who—how to be tactful?—never dated in high school, much less squired the head cheerleader. Roger (Heder), a New York City parking meter guy, is a loser who enrolls in a class to learn to be macho. It works—that is, until his instructor (Thornton) makes a play for Roger’s new girlfriend (Barrett). Heder is revisiting his Napoleon Dynamite dork, but TNT fails to ignite twice. And though Thornton offers a few amusingly sneering line readings, he’s coasting. (PG-13)