|Source of story
||An original screenplay
||Pierce Gardner, Peter Hedges
||Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche, Dane Cook, Alison Pill, Dianne Wiest, John Mahoney, Amy Ryan, Emily Blunt
||A widower with three difficult daughters goes to the family home on Rhode Island for Christmas, and meets a woman to whom he is attracted in a bookshop. But as the family congregate he finds that she is his younger brother’s girlfriend. The two are still attracted to each other despite them going on a blind date where he meets a glamourous woman from their past. But how will it all work out?
||Mostly time spent in the parental home on Rhode Island as everybody interacts. No nudity or sex. Some energetic dancing. A bit of driving about in Dan’s middle-aged Mercedes estate.
||Everybody is very charming, even the children, most of whom were apparently local recruits. And the house was nice and is real (and available for rent). Maybe a watch while you are doing something else.