Mumford - C
Viewed October 3, 1999 at Union Square

Lawrence Kasdan's latest is a non-movie. It's either a comedy with very few discernible attempts at humor, or a drama without any actual drama. Either way, it's at worst a bore, at best completely forgettable. As the titular character in the titular town, Loren Dean is badly miscast; he projects such an apple pie wholesomeness that his shady past as a junkie IRS agent (told in a first-person flashback) is less credible than his being a psychologist. His Mumford is a faceless personality-less blank who sucks the energy out of the film; even such high-voltage performers like Jason Lee and Hope Davis are curiously subdued.