Sam (Matthew Broderick) is the reasonable man in a crazy urban world, the man of 从thoughtfulness and refined taste in a landscape of Leroy Neiman paintings and beer commercials. The guy would sooner cook for an hour over a hot stove than say `supersize it."
By day he"s a store clerk in an upscale gourmet eatery, and these scenes raise a smile?, especially for anyone who"s visited the actual chain in New York City -- the portrayal isn"t far off from the reality. Our man is besieged by hoards of customers who want their imported French cheese cut to impossibly exact standards. His efforts to remain outwardly polite (while you know he"d like to take the cleaver to the relentless clientele) are pretty funny, and will warm the hearts of clerks everywhere. In general, Broderick is in good form and provides the movie with most of whatever lightness it possesses.。