Extra-folksy light relationship drama makes good use of its cast - Dennis Quaid as a grumpy university English lit professor in need of love; Thomas Haden Church as his amiably unemployed adopted brother; Ellen (Juno) Page as the profs bright but emotionally needy daughter; Sarah Jessica Parker as the profs girlfriend, a doctor who straightens everything out. Mark Jude Poiriers dialogue doesnt exactly oust The Royal Tenenbaums or The Squid and the Whale, but this family-go-round sitcom is a lot more accessible, thanks to the sweetness director Noam Murro spreads around (93 min.).
Director: Noam Murro
Writer: Mark Poirier
Producer: Bill Block, Michael Costigan, Bridget Johnson, Michael London and Bruna Papandrea
Cast: Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ellen Page, Thomas Haden Church, Ashton Holmes, Christine Lahti, Camille Mana, David Denman, Barret Hackney and Amanda Jane Cooper