While the film labels itself a comedy, there is an enormous amount of drama and pointless scenes in the middle. The jokes almost all boil down to "they had sex", "someone swearing" or "you suck, (celebrity of choice)!", with only a few genuinely funny moments in between (Ted's job, his boss in particular). Mid-way through the plot switches fully to drama and cliches, including a fairly pointless car and climbing chase sequence. Pacing was atrociously slow, with several scenes of John and his girlfriend getting along that couldve been removed or condensed to make room for jokes.
There are more jokes-per-minute in The Avengers without resorting to Toilet Humor
. Why can't it happen here?