I've long been an Albert Brooks fan, when he's "on", he's sooo good. But I waited and waited to laugh while watching this "comedy. It just didn't work. Decent premise, but something was lacking. Flat. I loved Modern Romance, parts of Defending Your Life, Mom, The Muse, Real Life, the perspiration scene in Broadcast News, and I was moved by his acting in My Mister. But The Scout and the Inlaws weren't worthy of him. And that certainly was the case in this film.
And let's not forget the intro of The Twilight Zone remake.....I loved that.
Modern Romance is one of my all time favorite movies. I felt absolutely no chemistry between Brooks the protagonist and the wife and child in this movie. None. Pass on this film.