Though the satirical "And Now a Word From Our Sponsor" feels like the love child of the
Meet Adan Kundle (Bruce Greenwood), a missing ad agency chief executive who resurfaces one day speaking only in popular advertising slogans. As a result, his agency's ruthless, eyes-on-the-prize president (Callum Blue) wants the loopy Kundle declared unfit to run the booming firm.
Meanwhile, widowed charity worker Karen (Parker Posey), who once attended a memorable seminar led by Kundle, takes in the former ad honcho until a spot becomes available for him in a psychiatric rehab facility.
In time-honored fashion, the beatific, loud-shirted Kundle starts enhancing the lives of those in his sphere, including Karen's prickly teenage daughter (Allie MacDonald) while he offers such knee-jerk (or are they?) responses as "Relax, it's
Michael Hamilton-Wright's salty-sweet script hangs on a slender conceit, one that could have used a more dimensional approach to Kundle. But with the nimble Greenwood and a kinder, gentler-than-usual Posey in charge, "And Now" proves a thoroughly engaging lark.
"And Now a Word From Our Sponsor." No MPAA rating. Running time: 1 hour, 27 minutes. At Laemmle's