Good guy, bad guy. Good actor, bad actor. Tom's the latter two.I think the only real reason anyone saw this film was that they were duped into thinking Rachel Leigh Cook bares a resemblence to one Natalie Portman. Because I can't imagine anyone desiring to see a Tom Arnold movie.
Let me lay it out for you, Tom. You suck. You caught a lucky break on the ample coattails of a certain ex-wife and parlayed that into a bit of celebrity fodder. Super. No harm, no foul. You're not the first to do it. But you continue to, years after the fact, get people to think you're remotely funny. You're not. Want proof?
The Tom Show. McHale's Navy. The Stupids (an appropriate title if there ever was one). Big Bully. Tom.
Doesn't matter if it's television or film, they all sucked ass. What didn't suck ass is when you've taken smaller supporting roles in films like True Lies. You're not forced to carry a film, and the audience gets you in smaller doses. This is a good thing.
Having said that, Carpool is horrible. Horribly executed and badly acted. It's a family film that the family would walk out of. The blame doesn't lie squarely on you, Tom, just on the people who decided you could carry this film (meaning no disrepect to David Paymer, a far better actor whom most of the moviegoing public wouldn't know).Even as a Tom Arnold movie, this is pretty lame.