The food writers Jane and Michael Stern have been married for thirty-three years, they love each other, but Jane is feeling insecure, depressed and with phobia, while Michael has been sober for three years. Jane decides to change her life getting her fears out of her head, and is encouraged by Michael to join the training of E.M.T. in the Grafton Volunteer Fire Department. Nobody believes in the clumsy Jane, but she concludes the training period and applies to the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and gets her certificate. She begins to work to Grafton Volunteer Fire Department, affecting her personal life and the long relationship with Michael.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Jane Stern, whose autobiographical book was the basis for this movie, was born "Jane Grossman" before marrying fellow food writer Michael Stern and changing her last name to "Stern." Robin Thomas, who plays Michael Stern in this movie, was born "Robin Thomas Grossman" before dropping the "Grossman" for professional reasons. See more »
This was quite good, but Cathy Bates always is. She's funny and relatable here in a heartwarming and bittersweet story of a long term marriage going through some changes. Bates plays an anxiety ridden food writer who experiences a sort of mid life crises and decides to become an EMT despite her fear of (among other things) closed spaces -like the back of an ambulance.
Nobody including 'Jane' believes she'll make it through the training and her struggles provide the comic relief here. When Jane receives her certificate and joins the volunteer fire department it causes problems within her marriage and recently sober husband. This made for TYV movie is based on actual events and was also directed by Bates. 02.12.14
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