Because he's not attempting to do anything more than engage the audience on a very basic level, Garlin (who's also the writer and director) manages to create a film that succeeds better than most other indies. The movie may still have some problems (specifically Bonnie Hunt's character, who's horribly underutilized), but at least it keeps you comfortably sitting, smiling, and chuckling all the way through. It's not the most exciting experience in the world, but it's not boring either.
To call the film a romantic comedy would be a misnomer (one that you'd be forgiven for thinking, considering the film's trailer and DVD cover). Fans of Sarah Silverman (or in cases such as myself, fans of Sarah Silverman's hotness, since her comedy mostly sucks) should be satisfied by her appearance in the movie, but don't be fooledóJeff Garlin is the main character here, through and through. He does a stand-up job, too, always maintaining a down-to-earth relatability to go along with the film's comedy. If you're not already a fan of his after Curb Your Enthusiasm, you'll hopefully be one after watching this.