Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend's daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park.
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
David O. Russell
Robert De Niro
The movie was originally called "The Handjob", but the title needed to be changed because the production would have trouble securing locations for the film since people thought they were shooting a porn movie. See more »
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Watched this over the Thanksgiving holiday as I'd heard the buzz on it. We usually like quirky little indy films, and this one looked like it was perfect.
Boy, was I wrong! For a comedy, this film was simply not funny. In fact it was more annoying than funny with the main actress not able to carry a scene. The only decent moments were when SNL's Bill Hader was on the screen, but those were too few to save this film. I felt no connection with the main character. She was supposed to be so smart and independent, yet yielded completely to peer pressure when it came to sex.
I could not recommend the film to anyone.
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