Sandy, upon discovering her husband's infidelity while watching her son's birthday video, leaves the suburbs and moves into the city. She gets an apartment that's above a coffee house where she befriends one of the workers, Aram, a guy whose wife only married him so she could get a green card. Aram's family thinks he's wasting his life and education by working in the coffee house. Soon after moving into the apartment, Sandy hires Aram to be her nanny while she takes on work for the first time since her children were born. It isn't long when Aram and Sandy find they get along wonderfully and start to date. But the question is: is their relationship real or is it, in fact, just a rebound for both of them?Written by
Courtesy of indie filmmaker Bart Freundlich, who gave us the wonderful "The Myth of Fingerprints," this is not a romantic comedy (as it was heavily promoted at least in German speaking territories) but a drama with humorous undertones. Two bruised souls, a mother of two, who recently separated from her cheating husband, and a young(er) man, whose ex-girlfriend basically used him to get a green card, meet, then meet again during a women's self defense class (arguably the seriously funniest bit in the entire movie) and finally they agree on a business arrangement: he is gonna watch the kids while she is trying to get her life back on track. Zeta-Jones and Bartha carry the film almost single-handedly with finely attuned, irresistible performances. They're helped by a great supporting cast of living, breathing human beings - not a single caricature in sight. Turning a genre on its ear...refreshing.
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