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Excuse Me for Living (2012)

TOMATOMETER

Average Rating: 3.4/10
Reviews Counted: 7
Fresh: 1
Rotten: 6

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

Average Rating: 3.4/10
Reviews Counted: 7
Fresh: 1
Rotten: 6

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

AUDIENCE SCORE

Average Rating: 2.1/5
User Ratings: 170

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Movie Info

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 … More

Rating:
PG-13
Genre:
Comedy , Romance
Directed By:
Written By:
Ric Klass
In Theaters:
On DVD:
Jan 8, 2013
Runtime:
Dada Films - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Excuse Me for Living

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (6)

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.

Full Review… | October 12, 2012
Variety
Top Critic

Like Lloyd, who plays the clinic's leading loon, "Excuse Me" is much more about making fun than making sense.

Full Review… | October 12, 2012
Newsday
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | October 11, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Vaguely misogynistic and defiantly paternalistic, the movie fails at nearly everything - comic tone, sex gags, charm, logic, direction of actors ...

Full Review… | October 11, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

A lumbering mess in which [Klass] has somehow trapped several recognizable actors.

Full Review… | October 11, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

Atrocious dreck that feels sitcomish, only without the polish or panache.

Full Review… | October 11, 2012
New York Daily News
Top Critic

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