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FULL SYNOPSIS

Commercial director Noam Murro makes the leap to feature films with this comedy drama concerning an aging professor-turned-bitter eccentric due to the death of his longtime wife. Ever since his wife passed away, Lawrence Wetherhold (Dennis Quaid) has become overly acerbic and self-absorbed. He's alienated his son (Ashton Holmes) and transformed his daughter (Ellen Page) into a friendless overachiever. Now, at the precise moment Lawrence thought he had finally figured it all out, his life comes crashing down all around him as he falls for a former student (Sarah Jessica Parker) and his shiftless adopted brother (Thomas Haden Church) comes knocking on the door in search of a place to stay. Though Lawrence always relied on his intelligence to get him out of life's little jams in the past, it's going to take quite a bit more than intellectual thinking to move past this sticky stage in his suddenly chaotic life. David Denman and Christine Lahti co-star in this romantic comedy drama, which serves as the screenwriting debut of Goats and Modern Ranch Living author Mark Jude Poirier. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:April 11, 2008

Cast

Dennis Quaid
as Lawrence Wetherhold
Sarah Jessica Parker
as Janet Hartigan
Thomas Haden Church
as Chuck Wetherhold
Ellen Page
as Vanessa Wetherhold
Ashton Holmes
as James Wetherhold
David Denman
as William
Camille Mana
as Missy

Crew

Noam Murro
Director
Michael Costigan
Producer
Michael London
Producer
Bridget Johnson
Producer
Bruna Papandrea
Producer
Toby Irwin
Cinematographer
Robert Frazen
Editor
Yana Gorskaya
Editor
Patti Podesta
Production Designer
Ron Mason
Art Director
John Woldenberg
Co-producer
Deborah Aquila
Co-producer
Claus Clausen
Co-producer
Glenn M. Stewart
Co-producer
Jennifer Roth
Executive Producer
Steffen Aumüller
Executive Producer
Paul Hanson
Executive Producer
Edward N. Rugoff
Executive Producer
Kenneth Orkin
Executive Producer
Marina Grasic
Executive Producer
Omar Amanat
Executive Producer
Said Boudarga
Executive Producer
Bill Block
Executive Producer
Teresa Visinare
Set Decorator
Amy Westcott
Costume Designer
Richard Graves
First Assistant Director
Tricia Wood
Casting
Deborah Aquila
Casting
Sandy Gendler
Supervising Sound Editor
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