Affleck's character is, I think, supposed to be a sympathetic guy, but he's really just a spoiled jerk, which makes it tough to build much affection for the character. And while all of the guy's problems increase with every passing scene, nothing in the flick feels more like broad farce. The emotional scenes are entirely bereft of sincerity -- and the extra-silly stuff just sort of lies there on the screen. (A sequence involving a Chinatown chase is a real head-scratcher.)
As a satire, the movie fares even worse. A few stray swipes at The Hollywood Machine find their mark, but there's only so much humor to be mined from the shallowness and manipulation on display here. ("Big" gags include Affleck with creepy false teeth and Rebecca Romijn leaping across an office desk.) And when things slow down and "get serious," the movie becomes puddle-deep and irritating. The cast is not to blame; it's the half-baked and aimless screenplay.
Also included are nine deleted scenes, a blooper reel and some trailers.