Alex Scott (Owen Wilson) is a secret agent who really, really wants to be a special agent. The only problem is, he makes lots of mistakes and isn't exactly what you would call James Bond material. His current mission is to recover a high-tech jet that can camouflage itself so that it appears invisible. The only problem is, Alex has no idea where the plane is. Well, he knows that it is in Europe and that Arnold Gundars (Malcolm McDowell) is getting ready to sell it to the highest bidder. In order to get into Gundars' home and find the jet, Alex has to go undercover - as a flunky of the famous boxer Kelly Robinson (Eddie Murphy).
Kelly Robinson has only agreed to let Alex tag along because the president himself called and personally asked him for this favor. He certainly doesn't want a white boy with no skills hanging around, but Kelly is willing to give it a go if Alex doesn't get in the way. Unfortunately, Alex has a skill for getting in Kelly's way and, before he knows it, Kelly Robinson is off on a wild ride of madcap escapes, zany stunts, high-tech gadgets, unrequited love, and intrigue while he and Alex hunt to find the jet before is it turned into a weapon against the United States. But who can they trust....?
I thought that this was a pretty funny movie, but there is nothing particularly memorable or fabulous about it. Owen Wilson is pretty hilarious at times, though, especially when he is using his "top secret" gadgets that don't even begin to compare with Carlos' (Gary Cole), the top special agent in the country. Eddie Murphy had his funny moments, too, but I find that his humor is more crass and just obvious. The story was pretty predictable, but the movie had some cool stunts and was fast paced. This is a good rental that most of the family will enjoy.