In this long-winded comedy, writer Ben Kleinman (Reiser) is forced to spend
quality time with his lonely father (Falk) when the family matriarch (Olympia
Dukakis) abruptly walks out on him after 47 years of marriage. While the rest of
the clan tries to track down the elderly runaway, father and son take a road
trip to upstate New York, as they constantly bicker and ultimately bond. Written
by Reiser, the semiautobiographical film has a few genuinely humorous and
touching moments, but those infrequent occurrences are buried under a steaming
pile of schmaltz.