When the mother of his infant son unexpectedly passes away, struggling actor Mark grapples with fatherhood and his inability to grow up. And when he sparks with a single mother, he learns how his choices have real-life consequences.
Mark is an actor, recently widowed and the father of two year old Isaac. Beyond Mark's time with Isaac who he truly loves, Mark's life is a mess. He is struggling as an actor, always hoping but somewhat delusional about his chances at getting the acting jobs for which he's auditioned. He makes no attempt at earning a living in any other manner. As such, he often needs to borrow money from his friends, always saying that the money will be returned soon. They share an apartment with Tim and Ray - it being Tim's apartment - and are behind in paying Tim rent, their share which Tim has to cover in the meantime. Mark wants to lead the Hollywood actor life, which is made all the more difficult in being Isaac's sole caregiver. Mark has intimacy issues stemming solely from the last encounter he had with his wife before her tragic accidental death. All these issues combined lead to Mark not being able to provide Isaac with much of a life, again beyond the time that they are able to spend ... Written by
This movie was a major bummer. I saw it at the festival and it was one of the few that I didn't enjoy. It's so disappointing because I feel like it had tons of potential. It's basically about an awful father who won't grow up and do what's right for his son. It's really pathetic. It also drove me crazy how many actors they threw in there to up the cast list. I think only one actor had a character name and the others went by their real names. The most annoying of which being Michael Cera. They didn't even call him by just his first name, he was always "Michael Cera." And his character was a total asshole, which ruined Arrested Development for me. There were a couple tender moments, and Isaac was super cute, but not enough to redeem the movie.
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