Year of release: 2004
Director: Dan Harris
Writer: Dan Harris
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Emile Hirsch, Jeff Daniels, etc.
Acting skills galore in an insipid, all-too-common drama with an unconvincing complexity pretense. I was surprised this movie was not made for TV, as it seemed perfect for The Hallmark Channel. I did not like the way the movie was conceived and, eventually, made – it spoiled its own high quality elements. It’s too loose, spreads almost chaotically. Some higher level of focus would have worked wonders.
An interesting story that may happen across your street (at some level), and a dash of wit here and there.
There’s a hint of falsity about the “genuineness” in this movie – it’s not obvious, you can’t easily track it, but you can feel it through the loopholes. That’s a big problem for a movie that wants and needs to feel genuine. And it is not any of the actors’ fault.
Would I see it again? – No
My Rating (1 to 10): 6.5
Love (your) kids.