A woman struggles to accept the death of her fiancé and the secrets he kept from her as she rebuilds her life.


Susannah Grant


Susannah Grant





Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Garner ... Gray
Timothy Olyphant ... Fritz
Sam Jaeger ... Dennis
Kevin Smith ... Sam
Juliette Lewis ... Maureen
Joshua Friesen Joshua Friesen ... Mattie
Fiona Shaw ... Mrs. Douglas
Tina Lifford ... Eve
Georgia Craig ... Persephone
Christopher Redman ... Flower Delivery Guy
Joyce Krenz ... Housekeeper
Sonja Bennett ... Caterer
Yorgo Constantine ... Co-Worker
Dan Parker Dan Parker ... Deadhead Singer
Nancy Hower ... Deadhead Singer


In Boulder, Colorado, Grady, who comes from an old money family but who has struck out on his own as a half owner of a fly fishing business, has just unexpectedly passed. Beyond her extreme grief, Gray, his loving fiancée, the two who were to be married in only a couple of days, is placed in a difficult position as they had no assets in their joint names, and without a will she is legally left with nothing of his except the engagement ring, one half of a family heirloom set along with the wedding ring she was about to receive, the engagement ring which his mother, Ellen, would like back. Gray cannot even afford to live in the rental house she and Grady were to live in, and as such, she, at least in the short term, moves into Grady's old room with his two roommates and best friends, Dennis, Grady's quiet, straight-laced business partner, and somewhat clueless Sam, a copywriter of sorts with Celestial Seasonings Tea. The fourth in that buddy friendship is Fritz, a Los Angeles based ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Life is messy...love is messier.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Timothy Olyphant used his actual mother's maiden name in the movie: Gideon. See more »


The number and position of the CDs remaining on the shelf (as Mattie chucks them to the floor) change between shots. See more »


Gray: I love natural disasters. I want people to die in them. I am genuinely disappointed when the death toll is low.
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References Gray Lady Down (1978) See more »


Uncle John's Band
Written by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter
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17 February 2007 | by jaddison383See all my reviews

The truth about this movie is that it's simply just good. It's just likable, even though you really don't want it to be. Jennifer Garner did a fine job in her lead role- she is a beautiful and very talented actress. It's not a movie about her, though. This is, at heart, an ensemble film.

And that's part of what makes it great. The supporting cast is all good in their particular roles. Timothy Olyphant, Sam Jaeger, Fiona Shaw all turn in nice and effective performances. The two who really steal the show, though, are Kevin Smith and Juliette Lewis. They make the movie. I can't imagine it without them.

It really is better than you want it to be. The ending is not great- it's definitely not what you really want. However, in a way, that's what the movie is about. Life is not a fairytale or perfection. Life is a journey, with success, loss, heartbreak, and, if you are lucky, true happiness.

Yeah, this is a good movie.

Jay Addison

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Release Date:

26 January 2007 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,658,898, 28 January 2007

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Sound Mix:

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Color | Black and White (Sepiatone) (end credits photo montage)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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