Comedy Drama - Like star Zach Braff's last film he wrote and directed, Garden
State, this is a comedy with serious dramatic emotional moments,
though this time aimed at a bit of an older audience. Fans of him
and co-stars Mandy Patinkin, Kate Hudson, and Josh Gad will enjoy
though other familiar face such as Jim Parsons, Donald Faison, and
Ashley Greene only have very small roles. Sex, language, and adult
subject matter make the film not for kids despite there being
prominent kid characters.
PROFANITY: Over 30 F-words; 7 S-words; a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: Brief sex and related nudity. VIOLENCE: A punch. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and marijuana. ACTION: A foot chase. COMEDY: Banter, wisecracks, cute kid and dog humor.
Aidan Bloom (Zach Braff) and his wife Sarah (Academy Award nominee Kate Hudson)
live in Los Angeles with their two children, Grace (Joey King of Fargo) and
Tucker (Pierce Gagnon of Looper). Sarah supports the family with her public
service job, while struggling actor Aidan auditions and escapes into fantasies
about being the futuristic space knight of his childhood dreams.
Gabe (Mandy Patinkin of Homeland), the widowed father to Aidan and bachelor Noah
(Josh Gad of Frozen), has been paying for his grandchildren's schooling but now
no longer can. While Gabe musters considerable strength to battle his serious
illness, Aidan eschews cultural traditions and embarks on a chaotic attempt to
home-school Grace and Tucker. Away from his brother's household, Noah tries to
assert his creativity by crafting a distinctive costume to wow a comic-book
convention and woo cosplay enthusiast Janine (Ashley Greene of Twilight).
Aidan's curriculum for Grace and Tucker leads to some surprising
self-discoveries for everyone. Further reassessing his career, his family, and
his faith, Aidan realizes that he and those closest to him can find fulfillment
by exploring new chapters in their lives.