Memron. It's not Enron. Right? This goofy mockumentary (which I'm guessing was largely improvised) tells the story of what happens to a group of workers after their once-mighty company falls apart. Blame greedy bosses all you want (Michael McShane is one "Ken Clay"), but one look at this collection of losers and you'll wonder how Memron ever could have stayed in business with them on the payroll. The film tracks their abortive attempts at therapy then switches gears when they decide to launch a company selling "bottled air." It's supposed to be clever, but by the end the film has pretty much fallen apart amid repetition and absurdities.
The long-overdue follow-up to Noah Baumbach's brilliant Kicking and Screaming, Mr. Jealousy is another look at a not-so-gracefully aging Generation X and its travails with relationships. Eric Stoltz stars as that typical Stoltz character with surprising effectiveness. A flawed but very entertaining character study.