This is one of those movies you settle on after going through a list of choices on your streaming service and decide to take a flying leap. The critic (paid) reviews and listed rating has you betting you won"t get far beyond the credits, however you last to the end and are glad you did. It's not a classic but maybe it can become a cult classic as more people do as you did and take a chance and watch.
Tim Allen is his usual narcissistic self as Henry LaFey, an Ithaca NY Audio/Visual Retail "Titan" who has been married six times to five different women, sometime becoming engaged to one future ex before he is divorced from the current future ex. The six exes have keep some kind of relationship going with Henry even after they have divorced. Each one loves him and hates him and are extremely jealous of the other exes. The referee for this dysfunction mess is his daughter and only child, Barbie, played by Elisha Cuthbert of 24 fame. She is amazingly grounded after growing up in this hurricane of relationships. The seemingly only side effect of weathering this storm is her unwillingness to commit to marriage.
The film opens with Henry in Mexico conversing with a recent divorcee played by Larry Miller named Lipchutz. Henry is espousing on the positives of divorce as he and Lipchutz share a tropical drink. They decide to throw caution to the wind and go paragliding. Next we see the line snap and Henry fall into the Pacific. The action switches to Barbie getting the phone call no one wants, her father is dead. We get a glimpse, though, of crazinest they will ensue around the life and times of Henry LeFay as Barbie doesn't believe the caller. Something convinces her and the film then switches between flashbacks and the present. The flashbacks set up the present mayhem to follow as all five wives must interact together to bury Henry.
You want to label Henry LaFey a jerk, but he is a loveable jerk. He also still loves all his wives and you come to realize that he is a complex character and he would be happy for life if you could merge of his exes into the one perfect, compatible partner. Barbie is frustrated with her father as he constantly calls on her to help bail him out his self imposed messes. She wants to be done with him but as I mentioned earlier, for all his faults he is a loveable jerk.
Yes the film is predictable but aren't most movies predictable, especially comedies? Perhaps you are too smart by half and won't be intellectually stimulated by this cute distraction, perhaps. You won't need a laugh track to smile and when you get to credits you won't be thinking that you wasted an hour & a half of your life like you did the last time you read the New Yorker.