Sometimes fantastic actors can make average material seem better than it is, and that’s certainly the case with Julian Farino’s suburban comedy/drama The Oranges
; the film boasts an all-star cast that never missteps, but suffers from a script that feels like the first season of a cable show condensed down to two hours.
Best friends for decades, David Walling and Terry Ostroff (Hugh Laurie and Oliver Platt, respectively) are neighbors in a well-to-do New Jersey suburban neighborhood. Their two families get along quite well with each other, though both men are dealing with marriages that aren’t as happy and fulfilling as they had hoped. David’s union with...