Whatever the reviews, I LOVED THIS! This film is everything you need to see if you need to talk about family, its obscurities, its comedy, its relevance. It's fetching enough from start to finish. You gotta love the cast, and the script. It's not perfect, but you're sure to take away at least some tiny life lessons. We're all for our families. Blood is thicker than water, but that doesn't mean we can't be honest.
Shawn Levy, of course, is a terrible director. The cast, you know, is just amazing (on paper). The film, as you might have already seen, is dull, boring and just all around a missed opportunity. I have not read the book, but I can't believe the characters were THIS UNDERDEVELOPED on the pages. So cheesy.
Somewhat lukewarm dramedy with some fine acting and occational poignancy. The ensemble is great but some of the actors do not get to stretch their acting skills enough which is a shame. Bateman and Driver really delivers. Still there are fun moments to be had here and will make for a mildly entertaining evening.