The daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician, recently deceased, tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. Complicating matters are one of her father's ex-students, who wants to search through his papers, and her estranged sister, who shows up to help settle his affairs.
When a terrorist bombing in North Africa kills 19 incl. an American, an Egyptian chemical engineer flying from South Africa to his wife in USA, is arrested upon arriving USA. He disappears. His wife asks senator for help.
A widower whose book about coping with loss turns him into a best-selling self-help guru, falls for the hotel florist where his seminar is given, only to learn that he hasn't yet truly confronted his wife's passing.
The plot revolves around a young married woman whose mundane life takes a turn for the worse when she strikes up a passionate and illicit affair with an oddball discount-store stock boy who thinks he's Holden Caulfield.Written by
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As a girl you see the world as a giant candy store filled with sweet candy and such. But one day you look around and you see a prison and you're on death row. You wanna run or scream or cry but something's locking you up. Are the other folks cows chewing cud until the hour comes when their heads roll? Or are they just keeping quiet like you, planning their escape.
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Zooey Deschanel's in it! Talkking dirty over the supermarket PA! It's a small part, but loads of fun. I just can't get enough of her. Despite some funny streaks, the movie is mostly sad. Kind of like it's based on an Eva Cassidy song: "Maybe Bill and I someday will find a chance to get away". Jennifer Anniston is wonderful in the part of Justine, a small-town checkout girl married to a klutz. She is trying hard to come to terms with the unlived lives she has left behind, but at age 30, she just can't accept she'll be stuck at the Retail Rodeo for life. Says Justine, in a weary Texas drawl: "I saw in your eyes that you hate the world. I hate it too." Director Miguel Arteta uses very little off-screen music, carefully designed sets, washed-out colors, and lots of ill-fitting outfits to create a world so bleak it's hard to believe the characters manage even to get up in the morning. They lead the kind of life that makes them wonder what they would have missed had they never been born. I suppose the ending is happier than it could have been, but that doesn't say it's a happy ending. Watch out for the slightly creepy guest appearance by scriptwriter Mike White as Corny, the Bible Study guy. Fine performances even in the smaller roles, most notably perhaps by John C. Lynch, of "Fargo" fame, in the part of the store manager, and by Tim Blake Nelson, one of the original Soggy Bottom Boys, as Bubba the Loser.
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