Ted Morgan has been treading water for most of his life. After his wife leaves him, Ted realizes he has nothing left to live for. Summoning the courage for one last act, Ted decides to go home and face the people he feels are responsible for creating the shell of a person he has become. But life is tricky. The more determined Ted is to confront his demons, to get closure, and to withdraw from his family, the more Ted is yanked into the chaos of their lives. So, when Ted Morgan decides to kill himself, he finds a reason to live. Written by
What a wonderful little movie. Despite the rather grim subject matter, director Courtney Cox is able to establish an entirely optimistic tone with her film, capably supported by a terrific cast of charming actors. Scott in particular continues his late career path of affable everymen (like in "Goon" or "The Promotion") with great success and shares palpable chemistry with co-star Olivia Thirlby. Supporting characters and subplots are introduced slowly throughout the film, enough to maintain the audience's attention without ever losing track of its central character or the story it means to tell. This is a hidden gem worth seeking out.
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