Stuart Saves His Family
Stuart Saves His Family ★★ 1994 (PG-13)
Fired from his self-help TV show on a Chicago public-access station, New-Age advice guru Smalley (Franken) returns home to help his pathetically dysfunctional family sort out their problems and an inheritance, a nonplot that gives Smalley a chance to do his 12-step shtick. And that's…O.K. A tolerable installment in the endless parade of mediocre “Saturday Night Live” sketches stretched for the big screen that takes a few surprisingly maudlin turns. Based on Franken's book of Smalley's “daily affirmations,” “I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!” 97m/C VHS, DVD . Al Franken, Laura San Giacomo, Vincent D'Onofrio, Shirley Knight, Harris Yulin, Julia Sweeney, Aaron Lustig, Darrell Larson, Camille Saviola, Gerrit Graham, Theodore (Ted) Raimi, Joe Flaherty; D: Harold Ramis; W: Al Franken; C: Lauro Escorel; M: Marc Shaiman.