The plot – high-concept whimsy wherein Olivia’s blanket and imaginary friends give awesome financial advice, bringing Evan closer to his daughter when he reaps the benefit of their wisdom – is no big deal. Youngsters will probably be fine with Murphy’s unamusing mugging and ‘Hakuna matata’ quoting; for dads, it’s undoubtedly grating that the big meeting is always scheduled against the school concert. Responsible parenting is apparently the willingness to look like an idiot in public and driving recklessly to make it to school on time. Only Thomas Haden Church emerges with any credit, as a shifty Native American adviser who thanks investors for ‘letting me bring my venison to your potlatch’.
|Stars:||Eddie Murphy, Thomas Haden Church, Nicole Ari Parker, James Patrick Stuart, Vanessa Williams, Larramie Doc Shaw, Robb Derringer|