Wow, this movie is so much fun. It's brilliantly acted of course, by Nicholson and Sandler, but it's also full of Oscar winners, politicians, and sports stars turning up in surprise bit parts and walk-ons (won't tell you who, or it will spoil the fun). The humour is slapstick, but it also hits home and dishes up heaping plates full of home truths about self esteem and empowerment. So, yes, in a way, it is a goofy funny ballsy self-help movie. But, putting all that stuff aside, it is just seriously funny. Everyone I know who has seen it has been knocked sideways laughing and just had a great time. Yes, the comedy has a dark twist, but this keeps it all from getting out of hand. Overall, it is totally feel-good fare and just lots of fun. Highly recommended, especially if you are feeling kind of low and could use a good supportive pat on the back and a good laugh. It will cure your ills -- "I feel pretty!" Have fun!