Don't know if the title refers to the main character or the movie. Because this slow, stilted comedy just sits there and whines...kind of like its lead. David Paymer plays a neurotic TV writer who can't get a deal--or a date--all while his friend (a messy Judge Reinhold) is making a tell-all documentary about him behind his back. But when the writer meets a friendly director (Rosalind Chao) who wants to take on his work, it looks like his luck may change.
Most of the movie takes place in one restaurant, with Paymer trying to squeeze humor out of the "L.A. is weird" and "dating sucks" kind of dialogue we've been served too often. And the talky scenes are way too long. You'll get a few laughs out of seeing Peter Falk and Bea Arthur riff as Paymer's crusty Jewish parents, but other than that, this is one date with destiny you should avoid.
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