For those expecting a mad cap 80's comedy with Richard Dreyfuss and Danny Devito as rival aluminium siding salesmen- this isn't that sort of film. It cuts a lot deeper and darker than that.
I really liked the Baltimore setting (being a Maryland resident myself) and the early 60's nostalgia. And the great ensemble cast. But somehow it's less than the sum of its parts.
It's more than a little bland and low energy, and the script felt like it needed to be punched up a bit.
That said, there are some funny bits like one guy's ongoing critique of Bonanza ("not once do they ever talk about getting laid!").
Not sure what it says about me but I was very attracted to frumpy housewife Barbara Hershey here- and usually I can't stand her.