This unfortunate vehicle for former “Friends” star David Schwimmer, can never quite decide whether it wants to be a hard-hitting domestic drama or a quirky character
comedy. Schwimmer – as the title alcoholic, who is in denial despite the threat of losing his wife and kids – seems capable of going both directions, but not at the same time, as writer-director Matt Mulhern wants him to do. Mulhern ham-fistedly follows up scenes of wrenching pain, as when a drunken Duane gets pulled over in the middle of the night with his young daughter in the car, to painfully cutesy comedy. The latter mystifyingly includes Dick Cavett and Bill Buell as Duane’s wacky neighbors, as well as
Judah Friedlander as Duane’s only friend, an aspiring standup comic.