Becca and Howie Corbett are a happily married couple whose perfect world is forever changed when their young son, Danny, is killed by a car. Becca, an executive-turned-stay-at-home mother, tries to redefine her existence in a surreal landscape of well-meaning family and friends. Painful, poignant, and often funny, Becca's experiences lead her to find solace in a mysterious relationship with a troubled young comic-book artist, Jason - the teenage driver of the car that killed Danny. Becca's fixation with Jason pulls her away from memories of Danny, while Howie immerses himself in the past, seeking refuge in outsiders who offer him something Becca is unable to give. The Corbetts, both adrift, make surprising and dangerous choices as they choose a path that will determine their fate. Written by
Entertaining, funny and moving film about grief, yes grief
Nicole Kidman back in form with this funny and deeply moving tale about grief. The unusual side of the story is the palpable love between the married couple facing a devastating loss. They may live it in different ways but the love is the anchor and that in itself puts the film in a category all its own. Kidman and Eckhart are superb an so is the supporting cast, specially Dianne Weist, Tammy Blanchard and Miles Teller as the sort of character that we've never seen before on the screen. Not quite like this anyway. Their first meeting - Kidman and Teller - is one of my favorite film moments of the year. Cameron Mitchell, the director leaps into the main stream after "Hedwig" and "Shortbus" keeping an enthralling sense of integrity. Bravo!
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