The Extra Man
is filled with characters, but it’s woefully short on recognizable three-dimensional human beings.
Kevin Kline, looking very much like the lost member of Monty Python, plays Henry Harrison, an aristocratic-sounding, casually sexist and racist Manhattanite living in a cramped three-room apartment who makes his living mooching off wealthy older women whom he accompanies to social functions. Into Henry’s world comes Louis Ives (Paul Dano), a twentysomething former English professor who flirts with becoming a transvestite, and believes a narrator comments on his daily existence as if he lived in an F. Scott Fitzgerald or Henry James novel. ...