Movie Reviews of films that will be playing at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) in 2018. Go to TIFF 2018 Movie Reviews and read reviews of films showing at the festival.
Directed by Bruce Sweeney
This dysfunctional comedy is done with much of the Bruce Sweeney wit that viewers of his previous films DIRTY, LAST WEDDING and EXCITED are used to. And it is bitingly funny. Take the first scene with Matt (Jeff Gladstone) in his psychiatrist office. “I am better. I don’t need to be here and I can leave.”
So he gets up and leaves the office. But Matt is not better but getting worse, even considering suicide. It does not help that his wife, Lori is having and affair but worst of all, his dysfunctional family is butting in trying to do what they think is best for him – which is not. The bossy sister, Jess (Camille Sullivan) and mother, Mary (Gabrielle Rose, who is always a pleasure to watch) will not leave Matt alone, even stooping so low as to confront Lori for him. Director Sweeney knows how to tread the fine line between anxiety and crazy and often the line is blurred.
One wishes that there would be something deeper in the story or some message for the audience but Sweeney’s film is so entertaining, no one really cares for anything deeper. The fantastic cast do a great a job as well.