Despite a clever, non-linear structure the biopic Lovelace narrows its focus too much to be an interesting or even all that original look at its subject.
A movie like The Smurfs 2 exists for only four reasons (in order of importance):
1. Sell merchandise
3. Steady employment for all involved.
4. Be a bland enough babysitter so that when the film arrives on DVD parents will buy it in hopes of plunking their kid down in front of it for 90 minutes of peace and quiet.