Excuse Me for Living
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Excuse Me for Living
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. After a suicide attempt on the George Washington Bridge lands him in an upscale rehabilitation clinic, Dr. Jacob Bernstein (Vaughn) takes him under his wing. The doctor issues these commands: obey the no-drugs rules, and join the geriatric temple men's group he leads-or face incarceration. Meanwhile, Dan's prep school friends continue to lure Dan to… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

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"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."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"Vaguely misogynistic and defiantly paternalistic, the movie fails at nearly everything - comic tone, sex gags, charm, logic, direction of actors ..."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"Like Lloyd, who plays the clinic's leading loon, "Excuse Me" is much more about making fun than making sense."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"A lumbering mess in which [Klass] has somehow trapped several recognizable actors."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"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."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Atrocious dreck that feels sitcomish, only without the polish or panache."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
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