Graphic novelist John Hollar (John Krasinski) leaves New York City to visit his mother (Margo Martindale) who’s in hospital with a tumor, but he’s instantly drawn into the problems of his whole family. Krasinski’s second film as a director has everything you expect from a typical indie comedy-drama, down to the predictable guitar arrangements. Martindale and Richard Jenkins prove once again why they are among the most reliable actors you can find, but not even they can prevent us from spotting every plot point way ahead.
2016-U.S. 88 min. Color. Directed by John Krasinski. Music: Josh Ritter. Cast: John Krasinski (John Hollar), Sharlto Copley (Ron Hollar), Margo Martindale (Sally Hollar), Richard Jenkins, Anna Kendrick, Josh Groban… Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Mary Kay Place.
Trivia: Co-produced by Krasinski.