A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.
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.
Several actors in the movie have played characters with the similar first names in movies/series. John krasinski as John woodside in Aloha (2015), Anna Kendrick as Beca in pitch perfect (2012) and pitch perfect 2 (2015), Richard Jenkins as Don Fisk in What planet are you from? (2000) and Josh groban as Daniel in American Dad (2015) and Danny chase in the crazy ones (2014) See more »
Starts off as a really funny story about John Hollar played by John Krasinski, who also directed the movie. He's a struggling artist living in New York, whose personal life is not that great either. Then he goes back home when he discovers his mom has brain cancer.
After a while the film becomes a nice quiet heartwarming story about choosing what regrets you can live with, or in some cases having those regrets chose you.
Sharlto Copley was my favorite in the movie as John's older brother Dan, a man-child living with his parents cause his dad had to fire him, trying to get back into his wife and kids lives, but of course she has started to date a much better man.
Down the line it looses it humor, but it never loses it's heart. The characters are very colorful and relateable people you want to know and love.
Very cute indeed.
5 of 11 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?