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LAFF Review: Jess Weixler And Jennifer Prediger’s ‘Trouble Dolls’ Finds More Drama Than Laughs In Superstition

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 16, 2014 10:16 AM
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Trouble Dolls
A general rule of thumb: if Jeffrey Tambor appears in one or two scenes out of a film, it’s a safe bet those are the best one or two scenes overall. As a trespassing landlord fond of tenant hookups and unannounced showers in their homes, Tambor all but runs away with “Trouble Dolls,” the writing and directorial debut of Jess Weixler (“Teeth”) and Jennifer Prediger (“A Teacher”), but his scenes prove damaging—they bookend the film, leaving 80 minutes of fitfully wry and unusual humor in between.

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