October 14, 2011
Director: Dennis Lee
MPAA Rating: R (for language and some sexual content)
Screenwriter: Dennis Lee
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Hayden Panettiere, Willem Dafoe, Julia Roberts, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Watson, Ioan Gruffudd
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To an outsider, the Taylors are the very picture of the successful American family: Charles (Willem Dafoe) is a tenured professor on track to become university president, son Michael (Ryan Reynolds) is a prolific and well-known romance novelist, daughter Ryne (Shannon Lucio) is poised to enter a prestigious law school, and on the day we are introduced to them, matriarch Lisa (Julia Roberts) will graduate from college—decades after leaving to raise her children. But when a serious accident interrupts the celebration, the far more nuanced reality of this Midwestern family's history and relationships come to light.