Perhaps it was because the buzz for this film verged on apocalyptic or perhaps it was my soft-spot for many of the little touches Brooks has mastered so seamlessly, but I found this to be a film of many delightful moments not least of which were the finely tuned work of Rudd and Wilson. To be fair, the script serves them with the best characters, leaving Witherspoon with too many notes to play. Holly Hunter she aint.
Don't focus so much on the credentials of who's starring in it, or the hype you've built up for it yourself. That's nonsense. It's actually a wonderfully-written film, one of my most favorite screenplays, and deserves to be appreciated and recommended. I could watch this over and over again because the comedy is so comfortable, feels very natural, and isn't trying too hard.