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Jeff Daniels stars in this tedious situation comedy concerning the middle-aged terror of illness and mortality. Scripted by Joe Eszterhas, Daniels plays Southern Californian Ray Macklin, who thinks he will live forever but realizes the fallacy of his idea when his best friend drops dead in front of him after issuing the set-up to the old joke, "Why don't Italians like barbecues?" (Which begs the question, "Why can't Joe Eszterhas write funny scripts?" The answer: "He did. Showgirls.") Anyway, after that shock trauma, Macklin becomes convinced that he is… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

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"An absolutely interminable piece of work..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Too broad, ultimately botched, but constantly watchable."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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