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Excuse Me for Living (2012)

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Average Rating: 3.4/10
Critic Reviews: 7
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Excuse Me For Living is the story of Dan Topler (Pelphrey), a rich, smart, suicidal twenty-something who dropped out of medical school to pursue his own drug habit. Well provided for and a bit coddled, he refuses to grow up or get happy. After a suicide attempt on the George Washington Bridge lands him in an upscale rehabilitation clinic, Dr. Jacob Bernstein (Vaughn) takes him under his wing. The doctor issues these commands: obey the no-drugs rules, and join the geriatric temple men's group he

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Comedy, Romance

Ric Klass

Jan 8, 2013

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A catchy but irrelevant title is the first of many problems with Excuse Me for Living, which throws together a lot of superficially flashy elements that never gel in any organic way.

October 12, 2012 Full Review Source: Variety
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Like Lloyd, who plays the clinic's leading loon, "Excuse Me" is much more about making fun than making sense.

October 12, 2012 Full Review Source: Newsday
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Is it a comedy if the audience laughs or is it a comedy if laughs were intended, irrespective of whether they're generated? "Excuse Me for Living" qualifies under the second definition.

October 11, 2012 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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Vaguely misogynistic and defiantly paternalistic, the movie fails at nearly everything - comic tone, sex gags, charm, logic, direction of actors ...

October 11, 2012 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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A lumbering mess in which [Klass] has somehow trapped several recognizable actors.

October 11, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Atrocious dreck that feels sitcomish, only without the polish or panache.

October 11, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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