Say Uncle

Release date:June 23, 2006
(LA; NY release: June 30)

Studio:TLA Releasing

Director:Peter Paige

MPAA Rating:R (for some language)


Starring:Peter Paige, Kathy Najimy, Gabrielle Union, Anthony Clark, Lisa Edelstein, Jim Ortlieb, Melanie Lynskey, Robert Blanche

Genre:Drama, Comedy

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Plot Summary:

Portland-based artist Paul Johnson (Peter Paige), who happens to be gay, returns from his telemarketing job one day to some very distressing news - his closest friends, the Fabers are moving to Japan, and they're taking Paul's two year-old godson Morgan with them. Shifting into serious denial mode, Paul misses their final departure and faces the truth the Faber's are gone and aren't coming back. When Paul's friend Russell (Anthony Clark) innocently convinces him to venture out to play with some kids at the local playground, Paul is reenergized. Inspired to find creative ways to maintain the youthful exuberance he feels, Paul begins to explore every opportunity that might afford him contact with children by working in a toy store, babysitting, advertising himself as a nanny aka "manny" and even the possibilities of adoption. One child's mother, Maggie Butler (Kathy Najimy), wonders who this amazing "Super Dad" is, watching Paul's natural, playful chemistry with the children. Upon further investigation, she begins to decide that maybe Paul is up to no good and decides to rally her neighbors to take action. Thus begins a comical battle of suspicion, hysteria, and misunderstandings as the playground becomes a battlefield in this "not-quite-black" comedy.