Jason Reitman, son of Ivan Reitman, makes his first feature film, and its passably decent. Ostensibly an edgy, politically incorrect comedy (at least thats what its advertising claims), its actually a heartwarming family film about a father trying to connect with his 12-year-old son. Aaron Eckhart is fabulous as Nick Naylor, tobacco lobbyist and paradigm of the deep evils of the self-help movement. Cameron Bright is horrifyingly cute as his young son, and Katie Holmes is freakishly perky as his bed-buddy and betrayer. When the film works, it works because of some top-notch dialogue and Eckharts ability to sell it. When it doesnt work, it doesnt work because it fails to be funny enough to justify its indulgences. Still, its a decent first effort and probably will lead Jason Reitman into a career like his fathers, characterized by initial promise and mature mediocrity.