McConaughey's Ed Pekurny is an average Joe who becomes the star of a 24/7, real-life soap. Right from waking on Day One with a rather untimely, televised "morning chubbie", to exchanging longing glances with his brother (Harrelson)'s girlfriend, Shari (Elfman), it's clear that life in Pekurny homestead will ne'er be smooth as long as telly's in town.
Even if it does start somewhat in the wrong gear (seemingly unsure of its intended tone), some blistering one-liners, magnetic chemistry and Howard's typically deft touches soon elevate it to not far off the sublime.
Reviewed by Darren Bignell
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