DVD Excuse Me for Living

DVD Excuse Me for Living
DVD Excuse Me for Living

Rating: 4.8
Genres: Comedy | Romance
Director: Ric Klass
Writers: Ric Klass
Stars: Tom Pelphrey, Christopher Lloyd, Robert Vaughn
A charming, suicidal druggie must obey his rehab-clinic’s demand to lead a seniors men’s group or face incarceration and lose the love of his psychiatrist’s daughter.
Plot Keywords: psychiatrist, men’s group, support group, father son relationship, drug addict
Country: USA
Release Date: 12 October 2012 (USA)


  1. A complete waste of time. No likable characters. The film is boring, unfocused and a total mess. Film is filled with attractive women, as if that would compensate for a terrible plot. The film cannot decide what this should be – a drama, a comedy? It has no funny moments, no drama, not much of a plot and surely not a developed plot. I saw this on VOD and I believe some films are dumped there to see if they could generate any buzz and/or get people to spend money in the comfort of their home before the bad buzz gets out about a film.

    There are some decent actors in the film, but their roles are small and has no real effect on the quality of the film. You wonder how these films get made, do they realize it's a bomb or think it's good. If they know it's a bomb, they probably just want to recoup their investment and move on. Which is what we should do – move on BEFORE seeing this mess!

  2. Dreadful. Absolutely dreadful. The acting is stilted, the screenplay seems to have been put together randomly with no continuity, the directing done by someone who has no concept for how to string together a plot.

    The characters are undeveloped, their motivations are unclear and seem to change from scene to scene and their actions are either under- or over-stated.

    It almost seems as though there were originally two different story lines and something went wrong in the cutting-room; both films seem to have been mixed together resulting in a movie that you'd have to be as nuts as we're supposed to believe the lead character is supposed to be in order to make any sense of it.

    Excuse me for living? Perhaps, but this film shouldn't be excused for existing.

  3. This is probably one of the worst movies I've ever seen. The totally unbelievable plot is premised on one coincidence after another.

    The druggie lead character's father is getting a divorce and his mistress happens to work at the institution to which the lead character is remanded. Said institution happens to be within walking distance of the mansion of his best friend/supplier. The lead character's mother is represented by a woman divorce attorney who frequents parties at the friend's mansion. Her best friend is the daughter of the doctor who runs the institution but she only attends the parties at the mansion when necessary for the plot. The doctor has the lead character participate in a discussion group of older men, one of whom is the friend of the late father of the female divorce attorney an academic who is hopelessly smitten by her. She quickly develops a school-girlish crush on him, despite acting like a merciless harpy when other men are concerned. And so on…

    Some of the acting, particularly that of the divorce attorney and the love stricken professor, is particularly bad. We at first thought they were trying to scam each o other before realizing. no, they just can't act, at least with this script and direction.

    Some of the scenes are puzzling, at best. I at first thought that the funeral was a poorly done fantasy sequence, before realizing, no, it was just poorly done.

    Avoid at all costs.

  4. I think the problem was "too many fish in the pond" You had a great story with the character of Dan going over the edge. The fact that he was put in a place where he had to go to meetings with older men could have been a heart wrenching gem. Great idea. Unfort. it got muddled with all these weird side stories. I kept saying "huh?" The whole strange character of Charlotte was wacko and unneeded. I love Christopher Lloyd but he was over the top and would have been better in the mens group. Jerry Stillers comedic timing was way under utilized.Tom Pelphrey is an actor with great range who could have really made a mark with this.Its really too bad. Hopefully he will find a role that will showcase his talent.

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