Excuse Me for Living
Excuse Me for Living (2012)

Excuse Me For Living is the story of Dan Topler (Pelphrey), a rich, smart, suicidal twenty-something who dropped out of medical school to pursue his own drug habit. Well provided for and a bit coddled, he refuses to grow up or get happy.… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 8, 2013
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Dennis Harvey
Variety

A catchy but irrelevant title is the first of many problems with Excuse Me for Living, which throws together a lot of superficially flashy elements that never gel in any organic way.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

Vaguely misogynistic and defiantly paternalistic, the movie fails at nearly everything - comic tone, sex gags, charm, logic, direction of actors ...

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John Anderson
Newsday

Like Lloyd, who plays the clinic's leading loon, "Excuse Me" is much more about making fun than making sense.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

A lumbering mess in which [Klass] has somehow trapped several recognizable actors.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Is it a comedy if the audience laughs or is it a comedy if laughs were intended, irrespective of whether they're generated? "Excuse Me for Living" qualifies under the second definition.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Atrocious dreck that feels sitcomish, only without the polish or panache.

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