Does just what you expect it to do but without being interesting or convincing
David and Diane are quite a comfortable couple but he is starting to feel like he can't get a slot in her busy work schedule. Things come to a bit of a head as she misses the present he bought her in her rush to leave the house and then, when he calls her, she continues to work on her notes as she drives to a meeting. She continues her journey but almost immediately her car breaks down outside a garage. She leaves the car and heads into a diner to kill some time.
Opening with a few scenes where David is clearly frustrated with Diane, the film quickly moves to a scene where Diane's car breaks down and immediately we all know where it is going Diane's realisation of what is really important in life. With this obvious from the start, the film has a lot of work to do to make it convincing, engaging and moving and unfortunately it cannot really manage to do any of these things as it delivers some half-cooked ideas in a way that I ultimately didn't take anything specific away from. The plot sees Diane talking to Jesse and for the majority it is just rather dull until the "revelation" just sort of happens for no real reason. I can see why the idea would have looked good on paper but the writing is nowhere near good enough to do anything with it and the predictable occurs without any real flair or interest.
Jenney is pretty good in the lead role but really she is left trying to show a lot of the story on her face without any real help from the script; she can't manage it but she does try. True-Frost is rather annoying with a sub-par Rain Man impression that grates because he doesn't have anything beyond the performance. Gross is a nice find in a minor role but only because I knew his face and not because he did anything special here.
Overall this is an uninspiring film that does just what you expect it to do without doing anything special or interesting. It is unconvincing and unengaging and not really worth trying to find.
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