Review: Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish in ‘Here Today’

A sleepy and aimless stab at something earnestly “feel-good,” “Here Today” is a wasted pairing of Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish that juggles dementia, grief and family squabbles about as adeptly as a daytime soap.

“Here Today,” which opens in theaters Friday, is genial and gentle enough to make it mildly restive. It is, in scenes around leafy Brooklyn Heights, at least leisurely. The film, written by Alan Zweibel and Crystal and based on a short story by Zweibel, is Crystal’s first time directing in 20 years — since the Roger Maris HBO film “61(asterisk).” That, a Yankee story, was more in Crystal’s wheelhouse. The tones here, though, are more . . .

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