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Unmoored from his usual lifelines, Stephen King and a prison setting, the director of ``The Shawshank Redemption'' and ``The Green Mile'' goes overboard here.
But in his bold attempt to capture the novel's lush dream world, Hicks goes overboard with a flurry of stylistic tricks and sinks the story in the process.
Tim lives with his crude/loving/undemonstrative widowed dad (Alec Baldwin, pretty good until he goes overboard with the everyman mannerisms), a wheelchair-dependent little brother (good for a few of the Farrellys' awful handicapped gags) and - though Dad won't let it in the house - a three-legged German shepherd with an eye patch.
Then Moe goes overboard and reaches his credit card spending limit.