Nathan believes he is entitled to live the way he wants, but when tragedy strikes, he is forced to give up his plans and make a choice--his siblings or his girlfriend. Or maybe he doesn't have to give up anything. Maybe he can have it all.
Nathan is happily engaged in his playboy lifestyle with girlfriend Jessica and best friend and ski buddy, Travis. His plans for a ski holiday are abruptly derailed when his parents decide to take a lengthy vacation and he is expected to return to the family homestead to babysit his elementary-aged siblings. He, and his younger brother and sister, grudgingly accept their plight only to shortly discover that their parents will never return. A plane crash has left them as orphans. This story is set around Nathan's frequent visits to the psychiatrist in his attempts to cope with siblings who give him no personal space, a girlfriend demanding that he send them away to a boarding school as she pressures him to marry her, school authorities telling him to get help or they will have the children taken away, an attorney who tells him he has to settle down and take care of his father's business, nannies with strange habits and personal ambitions, and his unexpected emotions for a Christian girl...Written by
Josiah David Warren both directs and stars in another Christian film about taking on some unexpected responsibilities. He's had a pretty good existence with a wealthy widower father paying the bills with only an occasional ask for babysitting his much younger siblings. But that all ends when Dad is killed in a plane crash and he takes on business and family responsibilities.
As far as the business goes which we never quite learn what it is, I'm sure dad left behind a competent board of directors who could run things if needed. I doubt they would just hand over the running of the company to a 19 year old.
As for the kids if this was a poor family child welfare would be johnny on the spot and place those kids in foster homes. That would be a real challenge. His only challenge is his good times have been hampered.
All this though has to meet Christian parameters and the film has Warren falling for A Christian girl. A lot of people do manage to grow up and assume responsibilities without becoming fundamentalists.
Over My Head had the potential to be a really good comedy, but it's strictly amateur with the performances.
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