Me Time movie review and movie summary (2022)

Throw in plenty of booze, poo and masturbation jokes at your own risk. They come in droves in “Me Time” – predictably, a few land and the rest of them don’t. Still, there’s something endearing at the heart of this farce from the writer/director John Hamburgthe writer behind the popular like “Zoolander“,” “Meet the parents,” “Along came Polly” and “I love you man.” Delve into this sometimes clumsy, sometimes overplotted story and you’ll find worthwhile pursuits within it. Among them are a kind-hearted portrait of an unconventional heterosexual marriage where the woman is the breadwinner, a celebration of friendship, and a few genuinely funny and unexpected moments that almost make up for the painfully clumsy special effects.

Hart plays Sonny, the aforementioned Mr. Mother. Our introduction to him occurs in his 20s on an extravagant and adventurous birthday trip for Huck (Wahlberg), who lives for danger and habitually spends beyond his means. We understand that risk-taker Huck is pushing the limits of the safety-minded, comparably square Sonny—and in a good way, if their skydiving experience that rejuvenates the initially reluctant Sonny is any indication. But then we cut to years later to find Sonny having minimal contact with Huck after a series of quests together. He has now settled down as a responsible adult with his distinguished architect wife Maya (Regina Hall) and two children, for whom he is the primary carer.

Thanks to “Me Time” for not portraying Sonny as a “stuck and miserable” guy – the man really enjoys (and is good at) cooking elaborate meals, eagerly presiding over the PTA at his kids’ school, and just being an overall great father , while Maya sometimes struggles to remember her children’s tastes and medical needs. And make no mistake about it: “Me Time” never dares to demonize Maya as a clichéd “cold evil career woman.” This is a film that accepts and understands on a surprisingly effective level that if it is socially acceptable for a successful working man to fall behind on certain parental duties guilt-free, it absolutely should be so for a woman.

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