In the new comedy Lazy Susan, actor Sean Hayes--of Will
& Grace fame--plays a woman named Susan who has pretty much given up on
life. She is an unemployed slob who constantly borrows money from her mother
(Margo Martindale). And it isn't lost on her brother (Kiel Kennedy) that she is
extremely self-centered. Things look up for Susan, however, when she begins a
romance with Phil (Jim Rash), the owner of an indoor trampoline park. Of course,
Susan uses this positive turn of events to toy with her long-time rival Velvet
You can guess that lots of funny and embarrassing situations
happen to Susan. Even some downright bad things happen to Susan, but you feel
for her, because Hayes and co-screenwriters Carrie Aizley and Darlene Hunt
don't treat her with contempt, like you would see in the average Adam Sandler
"comedy." They love their central character. That is partly what makes this
Hayes's performance also helps the film immeasurably. He
never overplays it--like, "Look at me, I'm a man in drag." He's playing a woman,
and that's it. She's unkempt and unmotivated, but still a woman.
Lazy Susan is now on digital and on-demand.