A scorecard would be helpful to keep up with all the relatives, emotional problems, long-simmering hurts and bits of ignorant gossip that play a part in the wedding at the center of "Another Happy Day."

A scorecard would be helpful to keep up with all the relatives, emotional problems, long-simmering hurts and bits of ignorant gossip that play a part in the wedding at the center of "Another Happy Day."

Ellen Barkin is Lynn, the mother of the groom. She travels to the Annapolis home of her family for the wedding with her two sons from her second marriage: Volatile, drug-addicted teen Elliot (Ezra Miller) and her youngest, Ben (Daniel Yelsky), who has a mild form of Asperger's syndrome.

Also coming to the wedding is Lynn's abusive first husband (Thomas Haden Church) and his loud, tacky wife (Demi Moore); Lynn's distant, judgmental mother (Ellen Burstyn); her ailing father (George Kennedy); her two catty sisters; and Alice (Kate Bosworth), Lynn's other child from her first marriage, who cuts herself to deal with early childhood trauma. They're not so much characters as festering piles of rage and dysfunction. Oh, there's a bride, too.

First-time writer director Sam Levinson (son of director Barry) aims for a consistent air of emotional tension. The results include a few solid performances and truthful moments, but are generally superficial and uncomfortable.

Always a force to be reckoned with, here Barkin is a neurotic, borderline hysterical doormat, and it's disconcerting to see her play the victim.