Review | Happy Tears

Entertainment Feb. 16, 2010 AT 12:01PM
Review | Happy Tears

IN THEATERS FRIDAY 2/19

Demi Moore is the only good thing in this mawkish, grating dysfunctional family comedy about two sisters who reunite in Pittsburgh to care for their demented father (Rip Torn), an abusive drunk who often appears shirtless and in dirty white briefs (eek!). Wearing peasant blouses and minimal makeup, Moore comes off relaxed and natural as the more grounded sibling next to Parker Posey's neurotic train wreck, whose whiny, urban narcissist never earns the audience's sympathy. One particular low point: The sisters must clean up an "accident" by their father -- then buy him Depends. We cried happy tears when the end credits rolled!

-- THELMA ADAMS

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