David Basner is a successful advertising executive who has it all: Money, happiness, and women who want him. Then one day his world falls apart when his mother leaves his father. Now, he must balance his life between his mother, who is happy with her newfound independence, and his father, a recently laid off salesman who is hard-headed, stubborn, and hides a lot from David. Now David must cope with the downfall of his family and his life. Written by
Pat McCurry <firstname.lastname@example.org>
It's a comedy. And a drama. Just like life.
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Did You Know?
Several Ringo Starr
references were made in the movie: David aims at being a fourth partner in the firm just like Ringo was the fourth person to join the Beatles. David plays with drum sticks, a reference to Ringo being a drummer. Then when doing auditions for grandmothers, Roger mentions how Ringo Starr had become a grandfather in his 40s. See more
David (Tom Hanks
) throws a ball against the wall in his apartment repeatedly, catching it and throwing it again. On the last throw, he tries but misses the catch and a crew member's arm quickly enters the shot and catches the ball for him. See more
I lost my lines. They fired me.
[David gets out of his Jeep and walks around angrily for a few moments, then gets back in the car
What are you gonna do?
I know you hate me. But you have to help me.
Spin-off Nothing in Common
No one's gonna love you
Performed by Reel to Reel
(as Real to Reel)
Written by Billy Smith, Marquis Dair
, Leon Sylvers III and Dominic Leslie See more