Can you make a mainstream film that combines (500) Days of Summer
and Little Miss Sunshine
? Maybe, but these guys didn't pull it off. The cast is strong: Alexis Bledel as a college post-grad whose rosy plans do not work out well, and her wacky family, which includes Michael Keaton and Carol Burnett. Zach Gilford so good in the Friday Night Lights
TV series, plays the would-be love interest, but the script has no idea what to do with him, That covers most of the characters, actually. There's lots of charm here, but not enough to overcome the clueless sitcom screenplay. Harmless. 89 minutes.
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