The leap from small screen to big for most “Saturday Night Live” performers has been a lucrative one. Folks like Adam Sandler, Chris Rock and Tina Fey have seen great success with their transitions.

Unfortunately, the same can’t always be said of the show’s writers. Former “SNL” scribe, T. Sean Shannon, penned and directed Harold starring Spencer Breslin. He’s the elder brother of Little Miss Sunshine star Abigail Breslin, and actually paved the way for his sibling’s career with work like Disney’s The Kid. Unfortunately, life and Hollywood have thrown him some terrifying blows – starting with this film. Harold is supposed to be a comedy about a teenager with male-pattern baldness who looks and acts like a middle-aged man. Instead, it lacks anything resembling humor. The cast is phenomenal. Shannon hauls out big guns like Ally Sheedy, Chris Parnell, Hairspray’s Nikki Blonsky and even Rachel Dratch. But moments into Harold it becomes obvious that casting was used merely as a stunt to get moviegoers excited. Sadly, the performances resemble that of a third-rate acting class.

Grade: D

Harold is currently in theaters.