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Year: 2008
USA: Miramax Films
UK: Icon Film Distribution
Cast: Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ellen Page, Thomas Haden Church, Ashton Holmes, Christine Lahti, Camille Mana, David Denman, Don Wadsworth, Robert Haley, Patrick Sebes, Kevin James Doyle
Director: Noam Murro
Country: USA
USA & UK: 95mins
USA Rated: R for language, brief teen drug and alcohol use, and for some sexuality
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and soft drug use
USA Release Date: 11 April 2008
UK Release Date: 16 May 2008


Widower Lawrence Wetherhold (Dennis Quaid) is a brilliant but self-absorbed literature professor who has alienated his son (Ashton Holmes) and turned his teenage daughter (Ellen Page) into a sharp-tongued, friendless over-achiever.

When Lawrence injures his head he falls for doctor, and former student, Janet (Sarah Jessica Parker). Almost immediately afterwards, his good-for-nothing brother (Thomas Haden Church) suddenly turns up on his doorstep, low on cash and looking for a place to stay.

These unexpected state of affairs Lawrence is catapulted into jolt him from his deep, deep freeze, with often comical, sometimes heartbreaking, consequences for himself and everyone around him.

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