Professor Lawrence Wetherhold (Dennis Quaid) might be imperiously brilliant, monumentally self-possessed and an intellectual giant — but when it comes to solving the conundrums of love and family, he’s as downright flummoxed as the next guy.
Into the life of a widowed professor comes a new love and an unexpected visit from his adopted brother.
Lawrence Wetherhold is miserable and misanthropic: he’s a widower, a pompous professor at Carnegie Mellon, an indifferent father to a college student and a high-school senior, and the reluctant brother of a ne’er-do-well who’s come to town. A seizure and a fall send Lawrence to the emergency room where the physician, a former student of his, ends up going on a date with him. His daughter, Vanessa, lonely and friendless, who’s been bonding with his brother, tries to sabotage dad and the doctor’s relationship, but Lawrence is good at that without help. Is there any way these smart people can get a life? Can happiness be pursued beneath layers of irony? Written by <[email protected]>
|Tagline:||Sometimes the smartest people have the most to learn|
|Cast:||Ashton Holmes, Dennis Quaid, Ellen Page, Jane Mowder, Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church|
|Director:||Cristina Weigmann, Marc Dworkin, Noam Murro|