When I saw the names Sean Hayes, Allison Janney, and Matthew Broderick as the starring cast, I got excited. All of these actors are brilliant character actors that should easily deliver a quality product, and almost always do. It's not any easy thing to accomplish with any consistency, but all three of these actors have and do. I was really looking forward to a treat!
I stopped watching this trainwreck at the halfway point, something I almost never do unless I am watching a real piece of dreck.
I'm not going to fault the actors though, in my opinion, they tried to deliver what the writer wanted them to, Sadly the writer, in this case, is Sean Hayes.
I'm a HUGE fan of Sean and he's turned out some damned brilliant performances throughout his career ('Promises Promises' comes to mind - WOW)
But his storyline (or whatever the heck it's supposed to be) just fell flat on its face from the opening shot. Sean's character is supposed to show us his range, I guess, but Sean as a female character isn't believable in any way and actually completely distracted me from seeing if there even was any hope of things getting a bit more clear, but it never happened. Since his role is the main character, everything pivots on his performance, which is sadly almost non-existent in this film. I hate that I had to stop halfway through the video and post this comment, but I'm only trying to convey my sentiments regarding this movie so you go into your purchase of this film with an honest reaction from me.
So, this movie is a huge disappointment. Sorry Sean, but sometimes things don't work on the screen as well as it does on paper. I'm still a fan of yours and will continue to be.