By Richard Roeper
Instead of being condescending about the Wisconsin characters and their mediocre lives, the comedy shows fondness for them.
Folklore has it that Thomas Jefferson invented the rotating tabletop tray and named it “Lazy Susan” as it was to be used to serve his daughter Susan at the dinner table.
Yeah, probably not.
I bring this up only because I’ve wanted to tell that story about Thomas Jefferson, and the digital release of the charming offbeat comedy “Lazy Susan” seemed like the best opportunity. This movie is not about serving trays, it’s about one Susan O’Connell (played by Sean Hayes), a deeply unambitious, middle-aged, cisgender woman who can’t hold on to a job, is constantly hitting up her mother for cash and is sure she’ll never find love.