I had heard good things about this movie, so was predisposed to like it. It was, however, a disappointment. Lots of yelling and uncontrolled outbursts, endless subplots that went nowhere or added nothing to the story (do we really care about Mason’s family home?). Mason alternates between bumbling and brilliant for reasons only known to the writers. Characters are painted clearly, so viewers are never left in doubt as to who to like and who to despise. Raymond Burr doesn’t need to worry about the new kid on the block. I generally like HBO productions. This one is the exception.