.” Getting involved with a separated man usually comes with a host of issues and complications that spell drama, stress and heartache to a woman.
The bottom line is that going through a divorce requires a lot of him – he must grieve, heal, hash through legalities, potentially adjust to single parenting and financial limitations, as well as rediscover a new sense of who he is today.
While too low-concept to support an easy marketing play, this amiable indie rewards adult auds who’ve outgrown cookie-cutter romantic comedies.
Schneider earned an acting prize at the Tribeca Fim Festival for his irresistible portrayal of Otto Wall, an ordinary guy in his late 30s who spent entire decades of his life uncertain what he wanted, but now, as a husband and father, is pretty sure he’s figured it all out — which is precisely why it comes as such a shock that his wife, Annie, is unhappy.
Back in 2005, “Junebug” launched more than just Amy Adams’ career, though writer Angus Mac Lachlan has taken considerably longer to follow through on the charming, human-centric sensibility auds found so appealing about his first feature-length script.
I am just a little concerned that our schedules will never sync. What are some of the Pros and Cons of dating a dad?
Though Mac Lachlan tells the story almost entirely from Otto’s p.o.v., early scenes provide clues that Lynskey’s character has already checked out of their marriage.
Later, as if in solidarity with its protagonist, the film seems to turn against Annie, but there’s something heartbreaking in her body language at the outset: This is what falling out of love looks like.
Depending upon how long you’ve been out of the dating game, the idea of joining the ranks of “single and looking” may be overwhelming.
Hell, it’s overwhelming for folks who have been active in the dating scene for years.