The movie opens during a disastrous day that ends with the loss of his job, car, house and marriage in a matter of hours. With all his belongings on the front lawn of his former home, he is clearly in need of a life-changing garage sale.
But first, he spends days guzzling gallons of beer and annoying his neighbors.
But it's a latch-key kid played by Christopher Jordan Wallace who helps turn his personal catastrophe into the possibility of redemption.
There's a nice touch of heart and humor to temper the adversity at hand. This is a quiet indie flick that shines a needed light on a common problem that profoundly affects many people.
Females carry funny wedding films
"Bridesmaids" is a real gut-buster in the raunchy tradition of "Wedding Crashers" and
It's loaded with sex, romance, and an ensemble with spot-on timing. Oh, yes, and most of the cast is female.
Behind the laughter is a knowing commentary on the social and financial insecurities that plague us all. Writers Wiig and Annie Mumalo (who plays her seatmate on a doomed flight) sure know how to throw a party.
Raucously funny "Jumping the Broom" is a less graphic take on wedding day blues.
The ladies again steal the show when two diverse families meet for the first time before some very lavish nuptials in Martha's Vineyard.
JOHN DEPKO is a retired senior investigator for the Orange County public defender's office. He lives in Costa Mesa and works as a licensed private investigator.