The appealing Kristen Bell stars in yet another stink bomb. Reuniting with her Reefer Madness director, Andy Fickman, Bell plays Marni, a woman who learns that Joanna (Odette Yustman), the girl who terrorized her in high school, is marrying her brother (James Wolk). The twist: Joanna doesn’t seem to remember Marni. The second twist: Joanna’s Aunt Ramona (Sigourney Weaver) was the high school nemesis of Gail (Jamie Lee Curtis) … Marni’s mom. This capable cast should be able to bring the funny, but Fickman’s tone-deaf direction makes them look like amateurs. Even Betty White looks lost as Marni’s grandma; she’s reduced to denture jokes. I just caught a showing of Forgetting Sarah Marshall on TV, and I stand convinced that Bell is capable of good things—but her work in 2010 stands as evidence to the contrary.
Director: Andy Fickman
Producer: John J. Strauss, Eric Tannenbaum, Andy Fickman and Mario Iscovich
Cast: Kristen Bell, Jamie Curtis, Sigourney Weaver, Odette Yustman, Victor Garber, Betty White, Jimmy Wolk, Kristin Chenoweth, Sean Wing, Kyle Bornheimer, Billy Unger, Christine Lakin, Meagan Holder, Patrick Duffy, Anna White, Brytni Sarpy and Tammy To