Director: Brian Koppelman & David Levien
With: Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon, Jenna Fischer, Danny DeVito, Mary-Louise Parker, Imogen Poots, Jesse Eisenberg
Despite the trite set-up and the workman-like directing, the film rises on the strength of the acting. There is a surprise, or two, in the story, but you can see what’s coming almost from the beginning.
Ben Kalmen (Douglas) is a 60-year-old former auto dealer who used to be the biggest in the NY area, but he has lost everything because of personal failings, including his wife (Sarandon). Among these failings is being unfaithful to any woman he is involved with, and which he self-justifies because he may die at any time.