I think The Informant! is another movie which was ruined for me with expectations.
Joel McHale was one of Adam Carolla's regular guests on his radio show. I heard him talking about it almost a year ago. I liked the concept quite a bit. Then when it came out, I read many good reviews.
So when I finally saw it in the theater, I was underwhelmed. But in thinking back on the movie, there was definitely a lot to like. Matt Damon was excellent as whistle blower Mark Whitacre. The story is actually really good. If you don't know too much about the story, which I didn't, you won't know where it's going.
I think for me I got tricked by the "funny" label again. I think that's going to be my New Year's Resolution (though I've never really made any before). Stop getting tricked by the funny label. As I mentioned in my writeup for Extract, comedy is too subjective.
I see The Informant! as the type of movie that might do well on cable. I think it will pop up again and again. I have a feeling that I'll give this movie another chance down the road and that I'll like it a lot more.