Quirky Characters, Not Much Plot
Reviewed by KHL for Hugo Pool at 2008-04-15 14:58:10
While this movie has its share of quirky yet strangely likable characters, it plods along pretty slowly and nothing really pulls together until the last half hour. Worth watching once. Its a shame, since there are some great actors here, Sean Penn is an oddball drifter attached to his electric blue Italian loafers, McDowell as the troubled but well meaning dad, and Moriarty as the clueless mom.
Highlights are Downey Jr. in his first role after his prison term was over (one can wonder if he's really sober here, or just acting...still its funny), and Milano and Dempsey have terrific chemistry.