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Lawrence Kasdan wrote and directed this comedy about a young psychologist named Mumford (Loren Dean), who arrives in a small town and sets up a practice. Mumford's style is short on analytic mumbo-jumbo and long on practical advice, and he soon finds that he has a long list of satisfied clients in his new home town, including many of the city's most prominent citizens. Mumford's advice also helps love bloom among the city's single residents. However, the city already had a psychologist, Ernest Delbanco (David Paymer), who is quickly losing business to Mumford. So Ernest starts asking questions: who is this Mumford, and just what are his qualifications? Mumford's supporting cast includes Ted Danson, Martin Short, Alfre Woodard, Hope Davis, Jason Lee, and Pruitt Taylor Vince.

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Loren Dean
as Mumford
David Paymer
as Dr. Delbanco
Jane Adams (II)
as Dr. Sheeler
Dana Ivey
as Mrs. Crisp
Kevin Tighe
as Mr. Crisp
Ted Danson
as Jeremy
Robert Stack
as himself
Arell Blanton
as Brother Timothy
Kelly Monaco
as Landlady's Daughter
Julie Nunis
as Mumford's Mother
Kirk Fox
as Gregory
Rick Dial
as Correctional Officer
Joy Carlin
as Judge Otto
Steven Sennett
as Young Pharmacist
Amanda Carlin
as Mumford's Sister
Randall King
as Revenue Officer McLure
Eddie McClintock
as Unsolved Mumford
Molly Schaffer
as Attractive Date
Simon Helberg
as College Roommate
Lucie Laurier
as Pretty Coed
Sam Sako
as Edmond Warris
Penny Safranek
as Mrs. Warris
David Doty
as Samuel Gorbeck
Pamela Paulshock
as Sutter's Young Wife
Kathryn Howell
as Co-Worker IRS
Sulo Williams
as Gas Station Co-Worker
Simone Kerrick
as Lionel's Teacher
Barbara E. Tuss
as Elizabeth
Ronald B. Morefield
as Factory Co-Worker
Gea Carr
as Jennifer
Chase Allen
as Tough No. 1
Bryan Close
as Tough No. 2
Jim Hiser
as Tough No. 3
Tim Hayes
as Prosecutor
Roger Oyama
as Revenue Officer
Naomi Sample
as Janitor
Joe Peer
as Garbage Co-Worker
Ron Kaell
as Pest Control Co-Worker
T.J. Blair
as Irate Taxpayer
Charles Okun
as Charlie
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  • Jan 27, 2012
    A perfect three star film. Kind of interesting but not something to dwell much over. Who is this Mumford? Who cares ultimately?
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 22, 2011
    This quiet charmer of a piece by Lawrence Kasdan posits, like the old Bacherach number suggests, " what the world needs now is love,sweet love". Loren Dean is perfectly cast as the unassuming and sedate soul prepared to hear whatever it is one might have to say ... only who is he exactly? Don't let this underrated bit of old style whimsy pass you by.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 11, 2010
    psychologist impersonator heal thyself. If it doesn’t play in Peoria … I really love this movie because all the character are people you would meet walking down main street America. Each character is even more likable than the rest. Mumford escapes the big city and big city attitude for small town hypochondria. I’ve not scene such an in depth view of middle America since Talking heads “True Stories” Yes people are as neurotic as Woody Allen in other places other than New York. I really love how he reaches (kinda self serving and voyeuristically) into other peoples lives in a since to reach his own karmic balance. Definitely reaching out to help other people to help himself this movie is the anti- serotonin up take inhibitor advertisement. If you know what that sentence mean you in all probability will not really get into the concept of this movie.
    Bill C Super Reviewer
  • Mar 20, 2008
    Not Lawrence Kasdan's shining moment, but one of the better of his more recent films.
    Anthony V Super Reviewer

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