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What's the point of 'Unfinished Business'?
From left, Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson and Dave Franco in a scene from "Unfinished Business." - photo by Aaron Shill
'Unfinished Business' (rated R) 1 1/2 stars

I cant for the life of me figure out who this movie was made for.

Unfinished Business is nowhere near sophomoric enough for the frat crowd. To call this film awkward for the Saturday night first daters is an understatement. If features not just innuendo, but outright sex, nudity and loads of language guaranteeing the R rating.

And then we have the treehouse humor crowd who will be put off at the sputtering attempts to actually present a cohesive storyline dealing with real issues of family, friends and business ethics.

Again, the question is, who is this movie made for?

The story focuses on Vince Vaughns character, Dan Trunkman, who has a major, high-profile blowup with his predator boss over a pay cut. He quits and turns to his fellow workers, inviting them to join him in forming a new company. Only Tom Wilkinsons character, 67-year-old Timothy, steps up and only because he has just been laid off for being too old.

And then theres Dave Franco as Mike Pancake and yes, his name is a running, lame joke throughout the movie who also joins the new enterprise only because he was on site applying for job. Mike has social limitations, and Timothy is a sad soul in an unhappy marriage who simply wants sex oh, and success in the business so he can divorce his wife.

Sounding really good so far, right?

We flash forward a year and the fledgling company is struggling, with everything hanging on a big deal that requires the three to travel to Europe for the final handshake. Little do they know that Dans former boss is also pitching the account and seems to be in the dominant position.

What follows is a ridiculous, trans-Atlantic romp through Germany mostly to provide moments of great angst for Dan as he tries to save the company and deal with family issues back home. For Timothy and sweet little Mike, its basically a cinematic opportunity to fulfill their sexual fantasies. It's really kind of sad even pathetic.

We have some good and even fine actors in this film who are all flying below their capabilities, especially Wilkinson. I really hope this was simply a miscalculation and not a desperate effort to cash an unworthy-of-his-talents check.
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