Call him “Uncle Mame.” Former sitcom actor Patrick – who worked under the pseudonym Jack Curtis – is hosting his niece and nephew, food fussy nine-year-old Maisey and lisping six-year-old Grant, on a long vacation in the wake of their mother’s tragic death from a long illness. His attempt at teaching them about the right angles at which to take a selfie and the importance of the movie Grease are interrupted when the kids’ father, Greg, calls and begs Patrick to take the kids for ninety more days while he gets clean of his pill addiction in rehab. Patrick’s been living the life of a single man for a very long time, and his brother’s request feels like a total impossibility.
Nevertheless, Patrick packs the kids off to his home in Palm Springs. Loose teeth, toilet trauma (Grant is convinced Patrick’s is haunted) and a manipulative agent soon intervene. Being around his young niece and nephew forces Patrick to […]