When novelist Peter De Vries is funny he is one of the best; when he tries to be philosophical and sage he is beyond boredom. Here coproducer Freeman and cowriter Tunberg have collaborated with De Vries to bring us one of the dullest attempts at comedy ever attempted. Lenz has long been at
odds with his father, Gleason. When he learns Gleason is at Lourdes, attempting to recover from some unnamed illness, he rushes off to France, despite the misgivings of his wife, Forsyth, who thinks Gleason is the reason for all of Lenz's shortcomings. In a long flashback while he's aboard a plane
jetting to Europe, Lenz reflects back on his life. Gleason, in flashback, is a devo...