Aspiring NYC artist John Hollar returns to his middle America hometown on the eve of his mother's brain surgery. Joined by his girlfriend, eight months pregnant with their first child, John is forced to navigate the crazy world he left behind as his dysfunctional family, high school pals, and over-eager ex flood back into his life ahead of his mother's operation.
For scenes shot in the airport, filming took a total of 17 hours for scenes that would take possibly 10 minutes screen time. See more »
Early in the film, John is shown finishing a cigarette while leaning on a taxi. During the shot, green highways signs behind him indicate I-70 going west to Cincinnati and east to Cleveland. In fact, I-70 does not go to either of those Ohio cities. The film was shot in Mississippi and it appears the erroneous signs were added in post-production. See more »
Written by Josh Ritter
Performed by Josh Ritter
Courtesy of Pytheas Recordings
By arrangement with Secret Road Music Services, Inc. See more »
Not a comedy as advertised
Don't be fooled by the categorisation of the film on the In Flight Entertainment channel. It's not just a comedy as advertised but a honest, tear jerking yet funny and thought provoking film. The honesty of the movie has me examined my relationship with my own parents - have I spend enough time with them? care about them as much I should? The love and marriage the older Hollars have is something we should all want and work towards to.
The actors did a phenomenal job portraying their characters - bringing them to life, making my heart wrench with what is happening to them and having me invested all 90 minutes to find out how the story pans out in the end.
Highly recommend watching this if you're tired of watching all the big money Hollywood films and is looking for something refreshing to watch.
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