Paul Rudd lost his young son in an accident and compensates by taking a 6 week course on caregiving for the disabled. His first client is a plucky, wheelchair bound Brit named Trevor, who suffers from muscular dystrophy and an overinflated sense of his own cleverness. For example, to shock Rudd, he pretends he’s choking or having a seizure, a real gutbuster. Rudd later pretends he’s lost his lifesaving medicines, so, relationship established.
Both parties learn life lessons, but to better cement them, they
A). Make love
B). Take a road trip
C). Join a white supremacist sect
D). Enter into a suicide pact
Of course the answer is B), but the other answers would have made for a better film, for those options would not have resulted in their meeting bad girl hitchhiker Selena Gomez. How do we know she is bad? She
C). Is a white supremacist
D). Smokes while cursing
Oh, if it had only been C).
So, Gomez is indeed the toughest girl at the mall, but she also suffers her own disability — inflatable faceitis.
That’s the curveball.
Gloppy, lazy, hackneyed gruel.