R | | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Private Joe Bauers, the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes five centuries in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive.
When Joe (Luke Wilson) is being apprehended by the police in Costco, the background screens display why he is wanted: "For being a dick" "For excaping from jail" "For fucking up lots of shit".
As the 21st century began, human evolution was at a turning point. Natural selection, the process by which the strongest, the smartest, the fastest, reproduced in greater numbers than the rest, a process which had once favored the noblest traits of ...
Incorrectly regarded as goof: After Rita is captured and brought to Joe, she says "I thought you were in jail. How'd you get to be the Secretary of the Interior?" Even though no one had told her what Secretary he was, "Secretary of the Interior" was written on his shirtsleeve.
A note near the end of the credits says "This film was also cut entirely on a computer".
$177,559 (USA) (3 September 2006)
$438,653 (USA) (1 October 2006)
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