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The Extra Man | THE MUSTACHE MATCHES THE TIE Kevin Kline is The Extra Man

The Extra Man

Current Status:
In Season
Isaac Mizrahi

We gave it a C

Kevin Kline swans about as Henry, a strange, lonely older man who escorts wealthy widows to social events — he’s The Extra Man. Paul Dano dawdles as Louis, a strange, lonely young man who lodges in Henry’s apartment and enjoys wearing women’s clothes. What feels enjoyably outré in the 1998 coming-of-age novel by Jonathan Ames (creator of HBO’s Bored to Death) feels oppressively outré in this deadened, literal adaptation. C

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