Gene Wilder and Christine Lahti try very hard to breathe life into this disappionting dramedy-romance that is marred by a lackluster and sometimes miscalculated screenplay by Norman Steinberg and David Frankel. Wilder is Duffy Bergman, a liberal political cartoonist patterned after Gary
Trudeau. When he first meets Lahti's Meg Lloyd at a book-signing, she is working as a caterer's assistant. Duffy approaches the counter to register a complaint about the coffee, only to end up complimenting the coffee-maker once he gets a gander at Meg. Within a few minutes of screen time, Duffy
and Meg are married (the second time around for each), yet they remain ambitious career-...