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THE ANSWER MAN
USA: Magnolia Pictures
Cast: Jeff Daniels, Lauren Graham, Lou Taylor Pucci, Olivia Thirlby, Kat Dennings, Nora Dunn, Tony Hale, Annie Corley, Max Antisell
Director: John Hindman
USA: 95 mins
USA Rated: R for language
USA Release Date: 24 July 2009
A romantic comedy starring Jeff Daniels (THE SQUID AND THE WHALE) and Lauren Graham (GILMORE GIRLS), THE ANSWER MAN is about love and the search for meaning.
Arlen Faber (Daniels) is the reclusive and misanthropic author of the book "Me and God". Translated into over 100 languages, it redefined spirituality for an entire generation. On the eve of the 20th anniversary of this constantly popular book, Arlen is still sought out by the public as the man who has all the answers.
Arlen find his world turned upside down when his life collides with Elizabeth (Graham), a single mother who might just be able to provide the salvation he needs. In addition, Arlen forms an unlikely friendship with Kris (Lou Taylor Pucci - THUMBSUCKER), a young man fresh out of rehab who is searching for meaning. What happens though when THE ANSWER MAN can't provide Elizabeth and Kris with the answers they're searching for, as he hasn't got a clue?
Kat Dennings (NICK AND NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST) and Olivia Thirlby (JUNO) also star in this charmingly witty romantic drama from first-time writer-director John Hindman.