Cops, psychiatrists, comedy writers and suspected kidnappers. What do they have in common? They all are in the dramatic blender of the new to DVD film "Answers to Nothing" out Feb. 28 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. See the puree results below!
Title: "Answers to Nothing"
Cast: Dane Cook, Julie Benz, Elizabeth Mitchell
Director: Matthew Leutwyler
Runtime: 123 minutes
Release Company: Lionsgate
The Flick: Much like "Crash," "Answers to Nothing" has a strong need to express much with events small. Not that there’s anything wrong with simple set ups within a dramatic storyline, but there’s just not a ton going on within this one. Most of the characters and their various plights are fairly trivial with Dane Cook as a man guilt-ridden over cheating on his wife, Elizabeth Mitchell as his unfulfilled wife and especially Miranda Bailey as a sister crushed by the crippling of her athlete brother. The only time "Answers to Nothing" gets good is when it deals with the kidnapping of a little girl, but even that feels a tad heavy-handed. The film is not unlike its title – providing unneeded insight into questions not asked.
Best Feature: The 'Music Videos' section provides songs that far eclipse the flick.
Best Hidden Gem: The song sung by Aja Volkman’s Tara (“You are relentless…”) did indeed haunt me.
Worth the Moola: A kind of "Crash" light minus the hard-edged significance, this one tries way to hard to pass the major mood test.