In this sequel, directed by Howard Deutch, to the 2000 comedy film The Whole Nine Yards, Willis plays Jimmy “The Tulip” Tudeski, a former criminal. Jimmy and his wife Jill (Amanda Peet), live in Mexico to hide from a crime boss intent on killing Jimmy. Jill gets a job as a hit woman, and the two eventually travel to Los Angelos to help their old friend Oz – played by Mathew Perry – rescue his wife from kidnappers. On improvising comic scenes with Perry:
I think that we understand timing. For me, I can attribute that to two things. To the sixth, seventh and eighth grade when I was entertaining my class, all through high school actually. And the other thing is from working with TV. When you work on TV every day, your goal is to try to make people laugh and be funny. You become adept at paying attention to where the joke falls. How long to hold a take. We just fool around on the set and try to get it to where it just looks natural and sounds natural.