Dissatisfaction at home and at his work helps propel a product tester (Peter Riegert) into a midlife crisis.
" With scenes that just sort of pile up, words hanging in the air, and humiliations that are never for a greater good (or bad), Riegert keeps us always at a safe distance. "
" As a portrait of an average guy who makes average mistakes, it conveys wit and wisdom without leaning too heavily on schmaltz. "
" There's something not quite right when you sense a movie is unraveling in front of you and you're not certain what, exactly, is coming unraveled. "
" Wry, screwy and existentially gleeful. "
" This is perilously close to a vanity film, but since the star has always seemed like one of the least vain guys in the business, maybe he deserves to go on a bender. "
" Although Riegert, who has here assembled a first-rate cast, clearly has a good touch with actors, his handling of the awkward material reveals his directorial inexperience. "
" A movie like this depends on the close observation of behavior. It is not so much about what the characters do as who they are, who they fear they are, and who they want to be. "
" I've never quite figured out what the poker-faced Peter Riegert does as an actor, but his matter-of-fact minimalism is always funny and affecting. "
" The pic is amiable, kinda charming, visually routine, and incisive in individual sequences. "
" A funny, sharp and touching look at middle-aged angst. "
" Mr. Riegert has assembled a capable cast with too little to do or say in this dry, crumbly, barely nourishing tale of intergenerational woe. "
" This is a story about the benefits of just showing up. Even at its most sentimental, Riegert's pet project possesses a lived-in integrity that nearly offsets the staleness of the material. "
" Warm and wise comedy of middle-age malaise. "
" A witty and wise midlife comedy. "
" Thanks to Riegert's obvious passion for the project, it succeeds even when individual scenes play like bits from an actors' workshop. "
" Although it's not a flashy debut, Riegert demonstrates an unfailing generosity toward his fellow actors that takes him far. "
" Look up the word 'slight' in the dictionary and you could find a still from this film. "
" It's a warm, unexpectedly moving portrait of a man on the verge of what could either be a dreadful or delightful second chapter. "
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