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Pediatrician by day, single mom by night, SARAH invites her estranged husband, PETE, back to their suburban... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Barry Bostwick ... Pete Murphy

Cheryl Ladd ... Sarah Murphy
Julia Sobaski ... Lisa Murphy

Stephen Polk ... Andrew Priester
Leah Wagner ... Holly Murphy

Joshua Swanson ... Greg

Rachael Dayne ... Kelly Victor
Dan Flannery ... Jack Priester

Cyn Dulay ... Cherry

Mike Pusateri ... Stephen
Christian Rose ... Tom
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Anthony E. Cabral ... Orderly
Gregory A. Fazio ... Paramedic #1

Rosa Isela Frausto ... Party Guest
Larry Greene ... Church Member
Alec Holmes ... Church Member (as J. Alec Holmes)
Ligaya Keeley ... Patient
Charlie Kierscht ... Shepherd (as Charles Kierscht)

Brian J. Kuzminski ... Church Member
Sherry Rosacker ... Church Member
Dion Strowhorn Sr. ... Church Member

Directed by
Stephen Polk 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Stephen Polk 
Catherine E. Rubey 

Produced by
Tony Brock .... co-executive producer
Ralph Cooper .... executive producer
Matt Corrado .... co-producer
Cyn Dulay .... associate producer
Katie Fellion .... post producer
David O'Connor .... co-producer
Damian Perkins .... co-executive producer
Stephen Polk .... producer
Patrick Roberts .... producer
Christian Rose .... associate producer
Catherine E. Rubey .... executive producer
Catherine E. Rubey .... producer
John Yaworsky .... producer
Original Music by
Kurt Oldman 
Cinematography by
Ben Kufrin 
Film Editing by
Josh Muscatine 
Casting by
David O'Connor 
Production Design by
Colin Bach 
Art Direction by
Jesslyn Jalayerian 
Set Decoration by
Rae Deslich 
Costume Design by
Aly Barohn  (as Alycia Marie Barohn)
Jennifer Louise Tillery  (as Jennifer Tillery)
Makeup Department
Linda D Jamison .... assistant makeup artist
Karen Koenig .... key makeup artist
Carme Tenuta .... hair stylist: Ms. Ladd
Carme Tenuta .... makeup artist: Ms. Ladd
Production Management
Josh Muscatine .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anthony E. Cabral .... second second assistant director
Matt Corrado .... first assistant director (as Matthew Corrado)
Vanessa Hickey .... second assistant director
Christopher A. Hutchinson .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Eric Frankel .... property master
Mark Kennedy .... set dresser
Jordan Treml .... art department production assistant
Sound Department
Henry Auerbach .... sound assistant
Melissa Bylsma .... sound coordinator
Trevor Dowswell .... sound coordinator
Gonzalo Espinoza .... adr mixer (as Gonzalo 'Bino' Espinoza)
Gonzalo Espinoza .... sound re-recording mixer (as Gonzalo 'Bino' Espinoza)
Gonzalo Espinoza .... supervising sound editor (as Gonzalo 'Bino' Espinoza)
Jeff Gross .... foley artist
Jeff Gross .... foley mixer
Gunnar Jebson .... boom operator
Mike Pipgras .... foley editor
David John West .... sound re-recording mixer
Ben Zarai .... sound supervisor
Visual Effects by
Toby Martisius .... compositor
Camera and Electrical Department
Nicole Crivlare .... additional second assistant camera
Jule Fontana .... second assistant camera
James B. Heck .... dolly grip
Joe Lukowski .... grip
Alejandro Marin .... best boy electric
Mike Pisani .... electrician
Kevin Pittman .... grip
Zet Smith .... gaffer
Martin Stewart .... key grip
Silas Tyler .... best boy grip
Justin Watson .... first assistant camera
Hunter Whalen .... additional second assistant camera
John Yaworsky .... still photographer
Kuba Zelazek .... grip
Casting Department
Brad Burton .... casting
Cyn Dulay .... extras casting
David O'Connor .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mari Provencher .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Michael Cioni .... digital intermediate supervisor
Doug Fox .... digital intermediate producer
Leandro Marini .... digital intermediate producer
Toby Martisius .... on-line editor
Blake Norelius .... digital intermediate colorist
Sara Plano .... P2 technician
Music Department
Michelle Paster .... score assistant
Sandra L. Rostirolla .... score coordinator
Other crew
Danielle Block .... craft service
Andrew J. Gale .... location scout
Alex Geer .... production assistant
Jeffrey Hause .... creative consultant
Vanessa Hickey .... production coordinator
Christopher A. Hutchinson .... assisant production coordinator
Lori Locascio .... production assistant
Vinh Lu .... location manager
Evelyn Marquina .... script supervisor
Doug Nolan .... end titles
Jason Roby .... production assistant
Doug Nolan .... thanks
Robert Redford .... special thanks
Chelcie Ross .... special thanks

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Rated PG for thematic elements, language and brief smoking
Netherlands:110 min (including commercials) (TV)
Netherlands:AL | Singapore:PG | USA:PG (certificate #46737)
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Could and should have been a much finer film, 19 October 2014
Author: Candide from United Kingdom

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

What a pity, this might have been a 7 or 8 star film. The writing and acting handled the story well. Barry Bostwick was particularly good as a Pete, an older man coming to terms with his past mistakes, lost opportunities, mid-life quandaries and so on, but all the cast were believable and sensitive in their roles. The viewer sees the situation from Pete's viewpoint, but the issues are largely kept in the present and there is a genuine feeling of uncertainty about what will happen, what the characters "ought" to do. Up until the last 15-20 minutes that is. For some reason this film feels like it has been nobbled. All of a sudden the tone changes, and the previous girlfriend disappears without a word (unless I blinked and missed her). There's some over-the-top sickly sentimental singing and sledgehammer religiosity which to me seemed out of place, and everything is tied up in a neatly traditionally moral way. Personally I did not mind what the ending was, there aren't always clear rights and wrongs in life, and I like happy (and uncertain or unhappy) endings in films. But in this case the ending did not fit the rest of the film and felt rather false and forced. The film morphed from a fairly interesting, thoughtful piece of work into a moral lesson, although some may prefer that.

Not a bad watch on the whole, if you are in the mood, it has some good moments.

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