More people were shocked by the death of veteran comedic playwright Harold Blumenthal (Brian Cox) than by how it happened─laughing at one of his own jokes. Plus, all who're left to mourn are his estranged brother (Mark Blum), aging actress sister-in-law (Laila Robins), and self-important drug rep nephew (writer-director Seth Fisher), none of whom can forgive him for co-opting their lives for his work. Dysfunctional family farce co-stars Fred Melamed, Mei Melançon. 86 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1.