This kind of family comedy is much more popular, generally speaking, than smart, prickly, emotional family comedies like Silver Linings Playbook. All real Americans laugh heartily when the main character is kicked or baseball-batted in the privates. If only David O. Russell had included a couple of ball-crushing scenes, SLP might be $10 or $20 million richer right now. (No?) Dumb and obvious rarely goes hungry.