Recently released from prison, a former millionaire (Kevin Spacey) must reinvent himself before he can rebuild his infomercial empire.
" Like Graham and Madsen, Spacey too often gets lost in smaller projects that aren't worthy of his talents. He, and his costars, deserve a more inventive movie than this one. "
" The rather unappealing character of Axel is indulged with every opportunity for redemption, as Spacey is indulged with every opportunity to showboat. "
" Highly predictable... "
" For all its eagerness to please, you'd think Father of Invention could come up with at least one sister of independence. "
" The film promises a nasty little satire for a while but finally goes soft and self-pitying. "
" Colorless exposition and a lack of imagination or wit stall Father of Invention at the starting gate. "
" The screenplay, by Mr. Cooper and Jonathan D. Krane, is so sketchy that it feels like a hastily executed first draft. "
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