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Less a movie than a big-budget family reunion, this sluggish comedy drama about a wealthy Jewish clan in Manhattan was produced by Michael Douglas as a vehicle for himself and his stroke-afflicted 86-year-old father, Kirk. They play a father and son with the standard relationship problems, vaguely sketched in by screenwriter Jesse Wigutow; the on-screen mother and son are played by real-life counterparts Diana and Cameron Douglas. Reading the script, the producer-star must have been thinking of the Fondas in On Golden Pond, but watching three generations of Douglas men together, I was reminded of Mort Sahl's old joke that Darwin was wrong. Fred Schepisi directed; with Bernadette Peters and Rory Culkin. 109 min.

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