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Midlife crisis badly played out in 'Jake Squared'
Midlife crisis badly played out in 'Jake Squared'

Jake Klein (Elias Koteas), the central character in producer-writer-director Howard Goldberg's "Jake Squared," declares he's a "hopeless romantic." Unfortunately, the hopeless is more evident than the romantic. Disappointed at reaching 50 without having established a lasting relationship, wannabe movie director Jake throws a party and films it, hoping it will offer some insights into his problems. But unexpected people keep turning up at the party and in the film. In addition to the handsome actor he's chosen to play himself (Mike Vogel), his dead parents and grandparents, several ex-girlfriends and Jake at 40 and 30 (Koteas again) and 17 (Kevin...

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