George (Jack Heller), the aging thespian paterfamilias of the clan of hams in Henry Jaglom’s new film (based on his 2009 stage production, “45 Minutes From Broadway,” with a title taken from the George M. Cohan musical), disdains working on TV or in dinner theater. Compared to this movie, however, these would be preferable alternatives.
Set up as a play within a movie, the story takes place over some 24 hours at the family summer home, which, in an ill-judged stab at reflexivity, is revealed to be a set in Los Angeles (that would be about six hours by plane from the avenue of broken dreams). Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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