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TV veteran Stu Zicherman directed this middling comedy about a restaurateur (Adam Scott) whose parents divorced when he was nine years old, leaving him with abandonment issues and a fear of commitment. When his well-adjusted younger brother (Clark Duke) decides to tie the knot, Scott is tasked with reconciling his estranged mother and father, who haven't spoken in decades; along the way, he discovers that his childhood therapist (Jane Lynch) unwittingly used him as a test subject in her book and is once again interested in probing his life as an adult child of divorce. The film is too broad to be discerning, but there are a few laughs here and there, thanks to a solid comedic ensemble. Lynch excels as the nosy therapist, while Catherine O'Hara and Richard Jenkins kill as Scott's nutcase parents.



  • Stuart Zicherman


  • Adam Scott
  • Richard Jenkins
  • Catherine O'Hara
  • Amy Poehler
  • Mary Winstead
  • Clark Duke
  • Ken Howard
  • Jane Lynch
  • Jessica Alba
  • Adam Pally
  • Valerie Tian
  • Steve Coulter


  • Teddy Schwarzman
  • Ben Karlin
  • Tim Perell
  • Adam Scott
  • George Paaswell

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