Peter Jacobson, who played Molly's lying self-absorbed ex-husband Kenny Kagan, was replaced in the major role of Kenny by the fuzzy-cheeked, self-absorbed David Alan Basche. Jacobson was superb in his ability to project the uncaring arrogance of a film industry executive who treated people like disposable tissues; Basche is not able to match his performance. Also gone is Molly's dear friend and confidant Cricket Stewart (Miranda Otto) who brought compassion and sensitivity to her role.
This is a story about a film industry executive's ex-wife, so the depiction of the film industry has to be believable; Molly's fantasies about her life being like scenes from Body Heat, Cast Away, Hello Dolly, The Green Mile or Basic Instinct are only name-that-film diversions. This is yet another example of a good concept being milked dry, and of the producers of a series not knowing when to pull the plug.
Labels: comedy, drama, filmmaking
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