otis

There's really nothing worse than a comedy that doesn't deliver. It's a black or white issue -- either it's funny, or it isn't. Tony Krantz's highly unbalanced 2008 horror/comedy "Otis" certainly tries to be humorous -- after all, Illeana Douglas, Kevin Pollack, and Daniel Stern are members of the cast -- but Erik Jendressen and Thomas Schnaus' schizophrenic script and some puzzling shifts in tone prevent this otherwise amusing premise from becoming nothing more than an interesting albeit extremely boring way to extinguish 90 minutes of your life.