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|10.24.06||Paramount||This Screening is part of event: Austin Film Festival 2006|
I guess Bruce McCulloch got tired of being funny and decided to write and direct a romantic comedy about a guy who loses the girl and tries to get her back. I don't know where he came up with that idea but it's a good one! in fact, they should make about 300 movies just like this one! oh wait, they already have.
Ray Liotta plays a businessman who sleeps with his assistant. In the midst of an anniversary dinner (just after his daughter accepts her boyfriend's marriage proposal), Liotta's conscience gets the best of him and he confesses. He gets thrown out, has a series of unfortunate events, and winds up in jail.
Meanwhile, this high school football player gets injured, and also winds up in jail. So through some plot contrivances too shameful to get into, Liotta and this football guy ends up living together. Liotta tries to get his family back, but his wife and daughters both hate him, take away all his money, give all his furniture and clothes away, and refuse to talk to him. HIlarious, right?
Actually, this movie must be made for 13 year old girls because, from my perspective, all these women are bitches. Hateful spiteful bitches. Especially the daughters, man. Not only do they drain all of Liotta's accounts but they also ask him to dip into his retirement fun to pay for the wedding that he's not allowed to go to. I guess all of this harshness would be justified (you know, because he slept with another woman) but at the end both daughters turn on their mother, saying it was just as much her fault as his. huh?
There's also a b-story with the younger daughter and the football guy that I don't even want to get into. Actually, I've spent enough time talking about this movie as it is. It's like a TV version of a poorly-done knock-off of a mediocre romantic comedy. sigh...