I have to admit that after seeing the previews I was skeptical both about the plot and the fact that Will Ferrell was cast in a dramatic role that did not require his usual over the top antics. The review on Roeper and Ebert last week convinced me to go see it.
It’s not as good as Roeper thinks it is, but it’s very clever and entertaining. The plot is creative. Shockingly enough Will Ferrell is effective in the dramatic role. Dustin Hoffman is great. Emma Thompson is so good I was inspired to watch Primary Colors again this week-end.