Parents' Guide to

Every Day

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Complicated relationships fail to enliven grown-up drama.

Movie R 2011 90 minutes
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Ned and Jeannie are likable enough, but the movie's anemic build-up doesn't allow us to invest in their mess-ups and their consequences. When they fail or hurt, we observe it all at a distance. We just expect more from a movie that pairs a ridiculously good cast with a compelling premise about a woman challenged to care for her difficult, ailing father and her husband who can't quite cope with this sudden shift at home and another seismic one at work. Though laden with dramatic setups, this drama lacks potency and momentum, and in the end doesn't leave audiences with any reason to care. (Hard to imagine, given that the lead is a man with a job writing for a juicy, absurdist TV show, and his father-in-law is a jazzy hep cat.)

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