(out of 5)
Positively unwatchable comedy about a man whose overbearing Jewish mother (Lainie Kazan) keeps trying to set him up on dates with nice Jewish girls. She has no idea that he’s actually happily coupled with sexy painter Jai Rodriguez, and when she finds out, during a wedding, she hits the roof. The premise offers such possibilities to be fun, but Evgeny Afineevsky’s direction is hackneyed and wastes Kazan’s talents, who comes off tired and awkward here, while John Lloyd Young in the lead is thoroughly unsympathetic. A comedy with this fun a set-up should not be such a chore to sit through, but it’s never particularly funny and cast members Bruce Vilanch and Carmen Electra stick out like sore thumbs.
Directed by Evgeny Afineevsky
Cinematography by Peter N. Green
Production Design by Vincent DeFelice
Costume Design by Lisa Caryl-Vukas
Film Editing by Lilo Fedida, Eddie Grimberg
Cast Tags: Aaron A. Fink,Alexandra Mamaliger,Anne Lillian Mitchell,Brandon O’Neill, Bruce Vilanch, Carmen Electra,Danny Bental, Dillon McNaight, Eddie Levi Lee, Fred Swink, Heiko Obermöller, Jai Rodriguez, Jared Wagner,Jeff Scarone, Jerry L. Buxbaum, Jerry Sciarrio,John Lloyd Young, Karen-Eileen Gordon, Kent Kimball, Khalil Beznaiguia, Kyle Deluca,Lainie Kazan, Lance Mitchell, Leslie Lowe, Michael Adams,Patricia Henderson, Pete Moroz, Phyllis Silver, Rachel Handler, Saul Rubinek, Scott Alan Berk, Shane Mabrey,Shelly Burch, Stanislav ‘Slava’ Medvedenko, Tom Fridley, Vincent Pastore