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The characters are so off-putting that our time spent with them quickly devolves into an endurance test.
One keeps hoping director Steve Clark, who penned the script with Thomas Moffett, would plot a few unexpected turns along the way.
Are all fathers and their grown sons estranged? Does every road trip movie have to be filled with quirky characters and colorful detours? Judging by An Actor Prepares and so many other movies of its ilk, the answer to all of these is yes.
A witty road trip with detours and performances that know when to push and when to retreat. Irons has great fun as lecherous, scarf-flapping thespian Atticus, with Huston a good counterweight as his po-faced, mansplaining feminist son.
Even if most encounters along the road are a little corny (like an mind-opening experience with Patton's shaman), the film is an entertaining showcase for these two actors.
There was a lot of potential here in giving Irons such a larger-than-life character, but it wasn't long before I was kind of wishing I was watching "Cops & Slobbersons" instead.
Irons is clearly overjoyed to have a chance to break out of Serious Actor mode and have some fun at the expense of the master thespians he has had the chance to observe.
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