Maybe a cameo from produce Will Ferrell would have helped?
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Worst: Clumsy attempts at sentiment
For a comedy to really pull off a mix of humor and pathos, the director has to have a firm command of tone, and that is not true of Ben Falcone. When he wants to suddenly start pulling on heartstrings, it's wildly clumsy. The only time it comes close to working is when Kathy Bates finally lays down the law for Melissa McCarthy, but it's a scene from a different movie. If we never believe that these are real characters, then how are we supposed to care when you suddenly try to make us cry?
- Drew McWeeny