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Excuse Me for Living (2012)



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Excuse Me For Living is the story of Dan Topler (Pelphrey), a rich, smart, suicidal twenty-something who dropped out of medical school to pursue his own drug habit. Well provided for and a bit coddled, he refuses to grow up or get happy. After a suicide attempt on the George Washington Bridge lands him in an upscale rehabilitation clinic, Dr. Jacob Bernstein (Vaughn) takes him under his wing. The doctor issues these commands: obey the no-drugs rules, and join the geriatric temple men's group he leads-or face incarceration. Meanwhile, Dan's prep school friends continue to lure Dan to bacchanals. Dan's addiction and tired mind can't resist the drugs, booze, and women, until he becomes smitten with Laura (Archer), Dr. Bernstein's daughter. -- (C) Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Excuse Me for Living

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A catchy but irrelevant title is the first of many problems with Excuse Me for Living, which throws together a lot of superficially flashy elements that never gel in any organic way.

October 12, 2012

Like Lloyd, who plays the clinic's leading loon, "Excuse Me" is much more about making fun than making sense.

October 12, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Is it a comedy if the audience laughs or is it a comedy if laughs were intended, irrespective of whether they're generated? "Excuse Me for Living" qualifies under the second definition.

October 11, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Vaguely misogynistic and defiantly paternalistic, the movie fails at nearly everything - comic tone, sex gags, charm, logic, direction of actors ...

October 11, 2012 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

A lumbering mess in which [Klass] has somehow trapped several recognizable actors.

October 11, 2012 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Atrocious dreck that feels sitcomish, only without the polish or panache.

October 11, 2012 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

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