A couple who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover "home" on their own terms for the first time.
Recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock is trapped into an affair with Mrs. Robinson, who happens to be the wife of his father's business partner and then finds himself falling in love with her daughter, Elaine.
Burt Farlander and Verona De Tessant are a couple steeped in eccentricity and irregularity but are very much in love. So when they find out that Verona is pregnant they seem to be taking it in their stride. Verona is enjoying pregnancy, Burt is already practicing skill that he believes a good father should have, and they living in the same state as Burt's parents, Jerry and Gloria, so that their prospective daughter can have grandparents. However, things are shaken up when Burt and Verona go to dinner at Jerry and Gloria's house, as Burt's parents reveal a surprising piece of news. They have decided to move to Antwerp in Belguim a month before the baby is due, scuppering Burt and Verona's plans of having their children's grandparents around. Because Verona lost her parents when she was relatively young, she finds this news very hard to take, but the resilient couple quickly find a way to turn it in to a positive. It becomes obvious that this is what the pair needed, as they decide to ... Written by
Written by Andrew Butler and Noel Gonzales
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This is convoluted, although trying to be simple road-movie; conceited, although trying to be simple-minded; unrealistic, although trying to impart a sense of satire. The protagonist couple is so fuzzy cuddly to the point of being disgusting. And who are these people? Are we supposed to believe that the guy, the husband, is a seller of complex insurance investment products? Where have the writers seen such scruffy laid-back mushy finance types? The rest of the characters are just crass caricatures of wacky hippie family, callous self-centered parents, frantically pro-creative but fiercely child-hating folks, or fiercely child-loving but confused and almost deranged couple (in Montreal). Is it supposed to be satire? If it is, it is blanket misfire across the board. It never touches on the surface of reality. Is it supposed to be romantic coming-of-age young family story? It fails here as well, since it never goes anywhere in this sense . There are feeble attempts to make some jokes, but all of them simply fall flat. And that stilted dialog just goes on and on. I forced myself to see this to the end, hoping there there would be some redeeming features. No, it ends with some deus-ex-machina open finale, that made me regret I spent my 100 minutes on this mess.
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