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Adam Garcia (Coyote Ugly) and Rosario Dawson (Men In Black II) star in this hilarious dot-comedy of errors about five social misfits who set out to make history - and wind up making millions! When burn-out marketing exec Andy Casper (Garcia) decides to "create something", he recruits an oddball trio dysfunctional geniuses to design the world's first $99 computer. The project proves hopeless until Andy sexy neighbor (Dawson) steps in to rekindle his creativity and add a few sparks of her own. Rich laughs and side-splitting gags, The First $20 Million proves anything is possible if you believe in yourself and your friends?no matter how strange they are!
Based on Po Bronson's novel, the computer comedy The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest is a Revenge of the Nerds for the 2000s. Andy (Coyote Ugly's Adam Garcia) is a Silicon Valley marketing executive who decides to chuck it all--the money, the superficial girlfriend, etc.--for the chance to work at high-tech think tank La Honda. Head genius Francis (Just Shoot Me's Enrico Colantoni) doesn't like the looks of the slick new guy and challenges him to come up with a $99 laptop. To his amazement, Andy and his ragtag band of socially inept misfits (Ethan Suplee, Jake Busey, and Anjul Nigam) actually succeed, but then Francis tries to take all the credit--and the profits. If the Jon Favreau-adapted story is largely implausible, it's entertaining nonetheless, and Men in Black II's Rosario Dawson is charming as the free-spirited artist who inspires Andy and the gang. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
Though I never heard of this film when it first was released, I find it very entertaining and as hopeful as can be for a couple hours of entertainment. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Robert e. Lee jr.
bought this for my father in law, and i couldn't have wanted to stab myself in the face more if i tried.Published on February 10, 2013 by Eric Lucier
These misfits said they can create the best computer on the market. And they do. A litle romance too.Published on January 2, 2008 by Christine Andersen
This is an excellent movie ideal for those PC gurus and wannabes alike to hold on to.Published on September 18, 2005 by Albert Rosa
I saw this movie over the weekend&thought it was corny&Predictable but it passed the time so no harm no foul.iy had a few laughs but that was about it.Published on July 25, 2004 by MAXIMILLIAN MUHAMMAD