Stuart Saves His Family Reviews
I'll be the first to admit that I didn't care for the Stuart Smalley segments on SNL. In fact nothing Franken did on SNL ever made me so much as chuckle. But taken out of the confines of a small studio and thrust into the real world, his character suddenly becomes interesting. This is not a one-dimensional, one-joke movie like the vast majority of SNL characters summoned to the big screen. This is a meticulously crafted script that brings to life all the awkward and cringeworthy moments of family like that we all experience. But it's done in a way that still leaves us laughing rather than suffering along with the characters.
In addition to the writing, the casting is spectacular. Not one actor seems out of place in the role they're given.
I think this movie would appeal more to people who appreciate good writing in their comedies, such as Mike Judge films. If you didn't like Office Space and Extract, chances are you'll be among the people who don't care for Stuart Saves His Family.