Anthony LaPaglia ... Jim Winters
Aaron Stanford ... Gabe Winters
Mark Webber ... Pete Winters
Allison Janney ... Molly Ripkin
Ron Livingston ... Mr. Bricker
Michelle Monaghan ... Stacey
Brendan Sexton III ... Robbie
Ebon Moss-Bachrach ... Steve
Tim Dowlin ... Friend #2
Jason Fuchs ... Bob
Paul Iacono ... Jr.
Rocco Rosanio ... Pete's Friend #1
Louis Centanni ... Ice Cream Patron (uncredited)
by: Josh Sternfeld
Written by: Josh Sternfeld
Produced by:John M. Limotte,
Distributor: Paramount Classics
08 APRIL 2005
UK: 00 TBA 2005
Landscape gardener Jim Winters is a quiet craftsman, a soft-spoken man who prefers an orderly life. His family, however, is anything but orderly. Older son Gabe is planning his escape to Florida, leaving behind any shot at a stable future with his girlfriend. Younger son Pete has retreated into a private world of anger, drift and disappointment. Jim struggles watching his sons make choices he views as disastrous compromises. It is only when he meets his new neighbor, Molly, that Jim finds a way to deal with his own life and his family's future.
Ah... the winter solstice. Shortest day of the year. After this the only way is up. Though this movie sound like a total downer.