My daughter nagged me to death to watch this movie and I'm so glad I did. I howled with laughter from beginning to end just like she knew I would. It gets you right from the outset. The writing is intelligent and the acting (particularly Ryan Reynolds) is outstanding. So many good bits but the Ice Hockey game, the stun gun, the falling Santa and 'What're you thinking?' are unforgettable cinematic moments. I even used to do the stringy gob thing on my little brother too! Infinitely more than a chick flick, this is a movie about self fulfillment. Just great.