FIND YOUR FAMILY.
Just as he’s going through a work-related crisis, Sam (Chris Pine) learns that his father has died; they were never close, but it turns out that the old man had a secret… Screenwriter Alex Kurtzman’s directing debut is more earnest than most of the adventures that he and partner Roberto Orci usually write. Pine and Elizabeth Banks are good, but Michelle Pfeiffer is largely wasted and it’s hard to buy into the story because of how Pine handles the family secret. His actions are neither very credible nor logical… and his work crisis is depicted in the same frustrating way.
2012-U.S. 115 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Alex Kurtzman. Screenplay: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jody Lambert. Cast: Chris Pine (Sam), Elizabeth Banks (Frankie), Olivia Wilde (Hannah), Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Hall D’Addario, Philip Baker Hall… Jon Favreau.
Trivia: Rachel McAdams, Amy Adams and Meryl Streep were allegedly considered for roles.