I like McAvoy and Dawson, but this is simply a formulaic layered psychological drama. It's easy to simply put one twist on top of another, but when done so too thickly it merely becomes a distraction not an intriguing forey into the human condition. But I also have a problem with everyday characters who all of a sudden become hardened criminals and murderers. Hollwood loves to take the every day Joe and Jane citizen and turn them into unexplainable psychopaths. Towards the end I wasn't being entertained as much as bludgeoned with psychological twists and turns. I'll pass
A well-written, well-acted film with a great cast and solid outcome. We know from the outset that something has set off the answer man, even the title alludes to the potential problem The film quickly sets the stage as all three main chracters reveal their exposed wounds. But while answers are not forthcoming, relationships of the broken and exposed begin to build, for not even the answer man has all the answers. But in the end it's about forgiveness and a renewed sense of hope shown by all. Yes, somewhere inside the damaged and weak, strength is found as the damged pull from each other by instinct for survival.
I've got to say, I enjoyed that tremendously: part well-written, part nostalgic, part informative. I never realized Kenny had his hands in so much: magazine, radio show, movies, and nearly the sole-supplier of talent for the initial SNL cast. It also shows what entertainment and its pressures and bright lights can do to frail humans. Great to see all those comedic actors of my youth together in one film. I was also a huge fan of National Lampoon the magazine. That and Mad Magazine fed my early humor. Also had no idea Kenny died so young at 33. Sad, but great film. Probably watch it again.