Why do good actors insist on starring in bad movies? I realize roles are probably pretty scarce for relative unknowns, but you wouldn't pounce upon a pile of shit just because you were sort of hungry, would you? Almost Heaven
is a prime example of such desperate shit-eating. You might remember Donal Logue
from the kind-of-amusing Grounded for Life and, um, the romantic comedy Just Like Heaven
(I only watched it for Mark Ruffalo
, I swear!) I actually think Logue is a good comedic actor, even if he does at times give off a douchy Dane Cook
-esque vibe, but if he keeps deciding to take on roles in films as mediocre as Almost Heaven
, he won't have much of a career.
The film concerns washed up, recently-divorced TV director Mark Brady
), who gets somewhat of a professional break when he lands a job shooting a Scottish wildlife program about fish.