A writer (Paul Dano) working in a homeless shelter has a very surprising reunion with his father (Robert De Niro), whose con-artist tendencies make him not the most reliable shoulder to lean on, in this comedy-drama from director and screenwriter Paul Weitz.
Still, the younger man feels compelled to try to make a durable connection with his elder, something that has failed in the past. The score is by Badly Drawn Boy, which also did the music for Weitz's "About a Boy"; Julianne Moore, Olivia Thirlby and Lili Taylor also appear. DVD extra: "making-of" documentary. *** (R: AS, N. P) (Also on Blu-ray and Movies on Demand)Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times