An inconsequential, sometimes amiable shaggy dog story about an unconventional young psychologist who blows into a neurotic little mountain hamlet and turns it upside down. Dr. Mumford (Loren Dean) has only been practicing in small-town Mumford (some
coincidence, huh?) for four months, but he's already got established doctors Delbanco and Sheeler (David Paymer, Jana Adams) on the run. Mumford is the kind of guy people like talking to, and his from-the-hip observations are a refreshing alternative to the fuzzy language of self-empowerment and
theraputic mumbo-jumbo. He's working wonders with the unhappy housewife (Mary McDonnell) who's on a 24-hour shop-a-thon; the ...