Aspiring NYC artist John Hollar returns to his middle America hometown on the eve of his mother's brain surgery. Joined by his girlfriend, eight months pregnant with their first child, John is forced to navigate the crazy world he left behind as his dysfunctional family, high school pals, and over-eager ex flood back into his life ahead of his mother's operation.
Filming took in various parts of Mississippi, including Jackson and a small town south of Jackson called Brookhaven. Filming locations in Brookhaven included the historic downtown area and the hospital. See more »
Road sign says: I-70 West to Cincinnati; I-70 East to Cleveland. Neither Cincinnati nor Cleveland are on I-70. The sign should have said: I-71 South to Cincinnati; I-71 North to Cleveland. See more »
A movie that deserves a bigger audience than it will get. One of the top ten movies of the year
"You thought it was a weight thing?!" John Hollar (Krasinski) is getting ready to be a father when he learns that his mother (Martindale) is in the hospital with a brain tumor. He flies back home and joins his dysfunctional family. While trying to help and be there for his mother he also is dealing with the possible bankruptcy of his father's business, his angry brother and the unstable husband of his ex-girlfriend. This is a fantastic movie. The comedy is witty, quick and perfectly timed. The drama is heart wrenching and emotional without feeling cheesy or melodramatic. Everyone of the actors plays their part perfectly and that adds to the overall feel of the movie. This is a movie that flew under the radar, but those that find it will see one of the best movies of the year. Overall, a movie that deserves a bigger audience than it will get. One of the top ten movies of the year and one that I can not possibly recommend more. I easily give this an A+.
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