"Of course, it helps to have a cast that knows how to find a balance between the comic and the serious – and Florida Stage has done that. It’s Mike Burstyn’s natural, warmhearted turn as Howard that is the show’s most affecting performance. He could play the role just for its Neil Simon-esque laughs and get by, but he’s willing to add a layer of paternal wisdom that frames the production beautifully."
"As Howard, Mike Burstyn offers an assured performance, equally at home with the rat-a-tat jokes and the emotional nuances."
Ronald Mangravite, Miami Newtimes
"Mike Burstyn plays the wounded father with convincing bluster and bewilderment."