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Ho Hum

Jay Roach directed this movie. He's probably better known for directing the Austin Power trilogy. Ben Stiller stars as the boyfriend of Robert DeNiro's daughter. Practically no one else in the cast matters. The father vs boyfriend is the entire plot of this hapless comedy. The background is the marriage of DeNiro's other daughter. Everything goes wrong and Stiller's character receives most of the blame. In fact, the only interesting part of this movie is the relentless blame placed on Stiller's character. Normally, a comedy would pull out of this spiral 10-20 minutes early. But this movie doesn't give in.

Look for a quirky appearance by Owen Wilson (usually the writing partner of Wes Anderson.)

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