After Scott has a fight with his father and runs away, his father refuses to go after him.
His mother, Collette, then goes to one of her former boyfriends, Jack, a lawyer, and tells him that he's her son's real father.
Jack initially refuses. So she goes to another boyfriend, Dale, who goes off looking for Scott. Eventually the two men meet and realise that they are looking for the same boy and that Collette told them they are the boy's father.
What follows is a desperate search and chase, because the boy doesn't want to go back....
On paper this must have sounded brilliant. Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, and Ivan Reitman. Three names that should give you comfort and confident when you know they are going to make a film together.
So its a remake of a movie, The Birdcage was okay, but there is something really rotten about this movie.
Williams and Crystal are as good as always, but the humour in this is just cringe worthy. Usually when you see Williams dress up and pretend, it'd be a hoot, but here, you end up feeling sorry for him.
Crystal is just too violent, and here's the fundamental flaw with the film, its just too violent and dark. It should have been a family friendly movie, but the spate of innuendo, drug references, and unlikable characters, really make you dislike the film.
Make it a little more slapstick, take out the vomiting, and drug lords, it would have been a winner, but its just forgettable and a dud in both stars CVs.
But it has a cool Mel Gibson cameo.