When a teacher is arrested in Tennessee for trying to teach evolution in 1925, a young ambitious reporter must choose whether to take advice from his sweetheart or the notorious columnist when it comes to his approach to the story.
Walter (Tambor), a successful public radio host, is separating from his alcoholic wife, and at the same time dealing with his troubled daughter (Roberts). His son, Stephen, tries to start a... See full summary »
And no matter how hard you try to 'be young again' it is never the same. Nick and Leo, once close friends, have over time and distance, drifted apart and have lost communication with each other. Now in their middle adult life their paths cross in Los Angeles at a funeral of an old friend. They decide to go out into the LA night to have fun and relive some mostly forgotten memories. Things do not go well.
They discover their age and their thinned out friendship causes problems with each trying to communicate with the other. Subconsciously these two revert to their college age behavior and consciously realize it just doesn't work. A defining moment is at the pool scene. This pool is on a strangers property and when they get caught by the owner Nick and Leo run away with more a feeling of embarrassment than the feeling of having an adventure and getting by with something. They aren't young and carefree anymore because age and time has pushed them in the direction of responsibility and duty to a more routine life. And they also realize they are no longer close friends, they are now just distant old friends.
This is a good film for viewers who enjoy stories based on characters facing situations that bring introspection and having to face the realities of just living.
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