FAMILY TREE: "THE BOX" REVIEW

From writer/director Christopher Guest (This is Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show) comes the new improvised HBO series Family Tree, starring Bridesmaids' Chris O'Dowd as a laid-off accident investigator who inherits a trunk of odds and ends from his great aunt. There are occasional moments of heightened lunacy here, in the pilot episode "The Box," but mostly Family Tree is a modestly humorous look at a directionless character trying to find his footing in the world. In fact, the show is often so subtle that many scenes aren't actually played for straight laughs as they are simply trying to capture a "mockumentary" feeling. READ MORE...

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