TITLE: JACK THE BEAR
DIRECTOR: MARSHALL HERSKOVITZ
WRITER: STEVEN ZAILLIAN
THE BOTTOM LINE: Filmmakers with sitcom sensibilities aim for sober truth and end up in gloomy muddle.
We are supposed to take John Leary (Danny DeVito) warmly to heart. He has a childlike nature, at its best whimsical and gallant, at its worst careless and a little dim about the relationship between cause and effect. A recent widower, he is doing his best to single-parent two young boys (Robert J. Steinmiller Jr. and Miko Hughes) and to make good in his cute new job (as the comically ghoulish host of midnight...