It is somewhat difficult to recommend Madness in the Method to non-fans of Mewes or Kevin Smith's previous work. It has it's moments of hilarity and a handful of amusingly playful scenes, but it's one only for the fans because of it. It lacks anything substantial to invite a casual audience enough to make a great impression
Somewhere inside Instant Family is a much better film and it occasionally shows it's worth. It's endearing and has heart, but you never get to feel it's full force thanks to a shifting tone that doesn't earn its happy ending and more resembles a sitcom.