Writer-director Don Roos (Opposite of Sex) is no sentimentalist, and it's apparent in this sprawling tale that encompasses 20 years, several plotlines and lots of characters. In essence, the film is a darkly comic take on the well-worn saying, you can't always get what you want. And it appears from this film, you probably won't get what you need either.
Roos is a fine storyteller capable of sketching original characters with a master's eye for detail. This batch includes Lisa Kudrow, who is emotionally wounded but soldiering on, Tom Arnold, who is as lost as he is rich, and Bobby Cannavale, who gives Kudrow a rubdown as her masseur boyfriend. But topping them all is Jesse Bradford (a blackmailing filmmaker) and Jason Ritter (a gay musician) in brave performances. There are few answers in the end, but that just means there are more movies left in Roos. That, at least, leaves us happy.
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