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A funeral gets sticky when a group of former wives bicker over the burial arrangements in the indie comedy The Six Wives of Henry Lefay. Tim Allen stars in the title role, a salesman whose disappearance after a skydiving trip leads his current and former families to believe that his time has passed. Elisha Cuthbert co-stars as the daughter who has to pick up the pieces as the ex-wives and current wife squabble over how to put Henry in the ground. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
This film will make anyone laugh. Its the first film in a very long time that I've seen Tim Allen appear in that's worth watching and funny. About a man who has been married six times or is it seven? Only Henry Lefay knows for sure. He relies on his daughter to get him out of his jams. This is a IFC film and one of the best I've seen. 4 1/2 Stars
I enjoyed this movie. I thought it was witty, sweet, and quite fun. It was entertaining, but not the usual Tim Allen fall down hysterical movie. The wives for me were the real talent. Be prepared to hang in there until the end, and you will get your warm and fuzzy :-)
Cast: Elisha Cuthbert, Tim Allen, Eric Christian Olsen, Jenna Elfman, Jenna Dewan, Lindsay Sloane, Paz Vega, Andie MacDowell, Kelli Garner, Chris Klein, Edward Herrmann, S. Epatha Merkerson
Director: Howard Michael Gould
Summary: After salesman Henry Lefay (Tim Allen) disappears while skydiving and is presumed dead, his grieving daughter (Elisha Cuthbert) begins to make funeral arrangements, a process made tricky when his current wife and five exes descend and wage a fierce power struggle over the burial.
My Thoughts: "I enjoy Tim Allen's films, no matter how funny or un-funny they are. Elisha Cuthbert was likeable, and I enjoyed her character. The exes are great. Jenna Elfman really plays a crazy ex. She was lots of fun. Barbara Barrie plays the sometimes forgetful, hard hearing grandma, who, if I may add, has a bit of a slutty past. It's just a fun comedy, nothing to take to serious. Not an LOL kind of film, but it'll make you smile. It's quirky with a few twists. It won't be to everyone's liking."
January 20, 2012
This movie is a little slow moving and a lot unrealistic, but I liked it anyway. It's insipid and maybe even a little crass, but ultimately it's a pretty good bit of mindless fun. I enjoyed this more than I expected to.