A dramedy made in the most generic way possible, with a basic storyline and progression, with its incursions into comic relief that sometimes work, but most of the times fall flat. However, it does have its glimpses of great acting, that make up for a few good scenes.
Gone is the Ron Howard of 'Cinderella Man' and "The Missing" and back is the Ron Howard of 'Splash' and "Gung Ho". Terrible picture. Can we stop giving roles to Vince Vaughn he is not an actor. What is Jennifer Connely and Winona Ryder doing in trash like this. Not an honest note played in the whole picture with special mention to the horrible dinner party sequence for unrealistic moments. Awful.
A quite awful film, but at least an awful film arguably made for adults. It seems like the filmmakers and actors had no idea how to follow through on the premise, and while it tries to have a conventionally happy ending, it has already introduced such sour notes into the relationships that the resolution seems false. Kind of like some of the sly tricks Fritz Lang used to sneak in, but I don't think it's intentional