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Lawrence Wetherhold is miserable and misanthropic: he's a widower, a pompous professor at Carnegie Mellon, an indifferent father to a college student and a high-school senior, and the reluctant brother of a ne'er-do-well who's come to town. A seizure and a fall send Lawrence to the emergency room where the physician, a former student of his, ends up going on a date with him. His daughter, Vanessa, lonely and friendless, who's been bonding with his brother, tries to sabotage dad and the doctor's relationship, but Lawrence is good at that without help. Is there any way these smart people can get a life? Can happiness be pursued beneath layers of irony? Written by
Professor Wetherhold would not have been able to see his car being towed from his son's dorm room. His car is parked behind the east wing of Donner Hall (the actual dorm at Carnegie Mellon where the scene was filmed). The only place in Donner Hall from which it is possible to see the car from that angle is the common area of the dorm's 'A' floor, one floor above the parking lot. See more »
[stilted date conversation]
We respond to literary texts using precisely the same fundamental interpretive categories that authors and poets use to create them. So there's no need to posit any kind of unstable ontology, or ruptured consciousness. You following me?
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I would recommend this film to my colleagues or maybe the students as well.
Being a college faculty member, I did enjoy watching this movie. The interpretation of academic life is exactly what it looks from an insider's point of view, except that I have not got a student's crush yet.
Unfortunately, the ending is nothing other than Hollywood. The abrupt character change of Dr. Wetherhold seems sort of unbelievable. I simply wish it could be a tiny bit smarter. Because of the ending, I gave a 9 out of 10. Remember, I am not a professor who gives an easy A.
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