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Comedy Movies - Smother

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Smother
Diane Keaton, Liv Tyler, Nobodies
Directed sort of by Vice Di Meglio
Screen Media 2009

Smother is what should have been done at birth to Vince Di Meglio who co-wrote and directed this atrocious comedy. Smother stars Diane Keaton as a flighty and overbearing mother who moves in with her son Noah (Dax Sheppard) and daughter in law Clare (Liv Tyler) after a fight with her husband. That's all you need to know; the rest is just a waste of time.

Most telling in Smother is the Myron Scrubs character. He is a wannabe screenwriter who uses a program called Max 9000 to cowrite his screenplays. I have no doubt Di Meglio used a Max 0001 to get this boring montage of particularly unfunny scenes.

Smother fails on every level. The mother character is nothing but a caricature. Her son is just a cardboard wimp. Clare is a kindergarten teacher and just too nice. Everybody else in this comedy is a bad actor who could not upstage a grilled cheese sandwich even less so Dax Sheppard.



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