Checking Out (2005)
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as Morris Applebaum
as Flo Applebaum
as Ted Applebaum
as Barry Applebaum
as Dr. Sheldon Henning
as Rhonda Apple
as Lisa Apple
as Jason Apple
as Woman Customer
as Sitcom Woman
Critic Reviews for Checking Out
This Borscht Belt version of King Lear, recently given a limited theatrical release, will find its true home on video and cable.
Funny is funny, and there's no denying that much of Checking Out is agreeably entertaining in a Neil Simon Lite fashion.
If this is a good example of the sort of long-forgotten plays that movie producers are unearthing, maybe theater critics need to start digging those graves a little deeper.
Only Laura San Giacomo, as Morris's lonely daughter, Flo, transcends the staginess of the premise and the creakiness of Richard Marcus's screenplay to deliver a performance that feels remotely natural.
A lame comedy full of wooden acting, schmaltz, clichés and racial stereotypes.
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