You don't need "Another You," the latest Gene Wilder-Richard Pryor vehicle to self-destruct before take-off. This movie brings new meaning to the word meaninglessness: It is simultaneously predictable and improbable.
Wilder plays George Washington, a pathological liar who's just been released from a mental institution in an Abe Lincoln stovepipe hat that signifies his hard-won honesty. Pryor plays Eddie Dash, a small-time con man on parole whose assigned community service duty is to help George adjust to non-institutional life.
But George keeps getting mistaken -- or so it seems -- for a missing billionaire beer brewer named Abe, even by the latter's sultry, shapely wife, Elaine (Mercedes Ruehl). And, Eddie -- although he knows that George should no more tell his first fib than an alcoholic should take his first drink -- encourages his charge to lie. This is about as funny as it sounds.