I would have loved to be at the board meeting for the pitching of this movie, an up-tight, control freak and a lazy flake are forced together, with hilarious consequences. And get this! they both end up learning that, although they are so different, their differences complete each other. I know what you're thinking, what an original concept!, I for one can't think of any examples of this formula. Except of course for; The Odd Couple, As Good as it gets, Knocked Up, Along Came Polly, Music & Lyrics, Something's got to give, The Break-Up, Sweet Home Alabama and a plethora of TV shows.
This is definitely not a tired and dated formula that has less appeal than scrofula. It's not a rabid dog that has to be put down for it's own good.
And of course, to add to this original and thought provoking script, 5 time Oscar winner and much loved performer Ashton Kutcher graces us with his touching and professional impersonation of a monkey. As a testament to his dedication and professionalism; in practising for this role, Mr Kutcher spent 6 weeks in Macaque enclosure at London Zoo. One particular scene in which he throws his own faeces at love interest Diaz, was however cut; deemed as a little too high-brow and conceptual for their target audience.
In conclusion I urge you all to see this film, it does not insult every sense, even, somehow, smell. Don't avoid this film at all costs.