Part shrinks and part private investigators, the “existential
detectives” at the center of this farce (Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin) plumb life’s biggest questions for their angst-ridden clients. The latest sharp satire from writer-director David O. Russell (Three Kings), this often is as random and puzzling as its title, yet buried
beneath the quirky characters, philosophical rambling and sheer absurdity is a fatalistic primal scream: We suffer, therefore we are. With screwball turns by Jude Law, Mark Wahlberg, Naomi Watts and Jason Schwartzman.