Barry Humphries’ “Dame Edna” character turns up in a supermarket scene. All the actors (including Moon Zappa as Pixie’s best friend) are defeated by the drab material, though as the Chandlers’ bratty son, Aaron Eisenberg goes that extra mile to be even more obnoxious than his lines require.
Documentarian-turned-B-pic vet Philippe Mora (“Communion,” “The Howling II/III”) barely attempts the kind of affluent-suburbia satire that buoyed “Meet the Applegates,” Coneheads skits and other aliens-among-us comedies. Nor does his direction offer a stylistic approach to elevate his witless screenplay. While tech aspects are adequate, the pace soon grows torpid.