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Year: 2007
USA: The Weinstein Company
Cast: John Cusack, Shelan O'Keefe, Gracie Bednarczyk, Alessandro Nivola, Emily Churchill, Rebecca Spence, Jennifer Tyler, Susan Messing, Doug Dearth, Doug James, Zachary Gray, Marisa Tomei, Penny Slusher, Dana Lynne Gilhooley, Katie Honaker, Mary Kay Place
Director: James C Strouse
Country: USA
USA: 85 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for thematic material, brief strong language and teen smoking
USA Release Date: 7 December 2007 (Limited Release)


Stanley Phillips (John Cusack) had always yearned for a military career but his poor eyesight ended that dream. It's his wife Grace (Dana Lynne Gilhooley) who's in military service and currently a Sergeant away fighting in Iraq.

Instead Stanley, who works in a local home supply store, is keeping the family together raising his two daughters, Heidi (Shelan O'Keefe) now 12 and 8 year-old Dawn (Gracie Bednarczyk). But when tragedy strikes Stanley can't face telling his children and delays the inevitable by embarking on a spontaneous road trip.

Heading for Dawn's choice - Enchanted Gardens Theme Park - Stanley is aware that the closer they drive to their destination, the closer his daughters lives will be changed forever on the sad news he has to tell them.

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