This was an amusing little story about family, complacency, dealing with loss (or not), moving on and redemption, couched in jokes and likable characters. It wasn't a must see film, but it wasn't bad either. I didn't feel like I wasted my time like with some movies, but I think the cast is what made it worth seeing.
Jermaine clement is great as always, and it was interesting to see him with an American accent. Elliot Gould did a fine job as the dad who's constantly telling corny jokes, and it was also nice to see Annie Potts in the first thing I've seen her in since Ghostbusters.
All in all, it was a decent film, with humour and some heart.
A once-acclaimed New York playwright, NATE (Jemaine Clement), is struggling to finish his new play when his wife (Maria Dizzia) leaves him, taking their son. Desolate, broke and unable to pay the rent, Nate begrudgingly moves in with his widowed father, BOB (Elliott Gould), in his New Jersey retirement golf community. Bob, always quick with a joke, uses humor to deal with all of life's challenges, even the death of his beloved wife. It drives Nate crazy. Thinking his son could benefit from some discipline, Bob sends Nate to work for ELLIS (Willie Carpenter) an older ex-Marine who runs operations at the community. While at work, Nate stumbles on a senior citizen theater troupe staging a musical. Nate agrees to help but quickly realizes it won't be easy to get these quirky women to cooperate. And one of them, DEE (Annie Potts) even invites him to dinner to not-so-subtly set him up with her daughter, ALLISON (Ingrid Michaelson). Things reach a breaking point when a video of Nate's ...
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