Michael Brosilow
October 02, 2009 at 04:00 AM EDT
We gave it a B

In a decrepit donut shop in multiethnic uptown Chicago, the aging hippie Polish proprietor (Spi¨al Tap vet Michael McKean) and his 21-year-old African-American employee (Jon Michael Hill) make dough — and friends. For romance, there’s a redheaded cop (Kate Buddeke); for guffaws, there’s a Russian (Yasen Peyankov) armed with vodka and one-liners (”Donut is like videotape, it is over”). Superior Donuts‘ sitcomesque story, by August: Osage County playwright Tracy Letts, won’t linger, but you?ll likely leave craving a cruller. B


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