This family comedy tries a little harder than most of Tim Allen's previous efforts, with the exception of the droll GALAXY QUEST, which was an entirely different kettle of aliens/fanboy stew. In fact, it has moments of genuine wit and pathos, one or two characters that are almost recognizable as real people (rather than sitcom archetypes), and a couple of sly comic performances. Unfortunately, in the end none of these virtues can completely compensate for the film's utterly conventional message of uplift. Let's face it: "To thine own self be true" is not exactly late breaking news. Nice-guy video producer Joe Scheffer (Allen) has been passed over repeatedly for a wel...