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Andrew Levitas
'Lullaby' is in desperate need of a respirator. Stat.
'Lullaby' is in desperate need of a respirator. Stat.

If you're going to watch a terminally ill man argue his right to be pulled off the machines and medications that have kept him alive for a decade while his family feuds around him, Oscar nominee Richard Jenkins in the hospital gown gasping for air is not a bad way to go. Jenkins is never not good, even when the material isn't as strong as his acting. Unfortunately, the treacly new drama "Lullaby" needs the respirator more than does Jenkins' Robert Lowenstein, father of two spoiled brats (his assessment, not mine) played by Garrett Hedlund and Jessica Brown Findlay, longtime husband to their mother, Rachel (Anne Archer), and long tethered to the breathing machine....

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