What could have been a fairly sharp Hollywood satire instead lands with one of the louder thuds heard in recent years. Written and directed by (and also starring) Charlie Day, it’s the story of a mute mental patient who is released from a facility only to somehow land on a movie set and be given a starring role… because he looks exactly like a temperamental star who everyone hates working with. Yes, glitz, glamour, and fame all get skewered along the way, but there’s nothing here we haven’t seen hundreds of times before—and done much better. And frankly, a lot of Day’s appeal must be in his voice, because when he doesn’t use it, he becomes insufferable.

1/5 stars