Joby Taylor (Paul Dano) is a musician that in the midst of a nasty divorce and child custody battle faces hard choices about his floundering music career and being a father.
Paul Dano as Joby Taylor
Jon Heder as Fred Butler
Shaylena Mandigo as Ellen Taylor
Jena Malone as Susan
Margarita Levieva as Claire Taylor
Dakota Johnson as Cindy Taylor
Alex Mauriello as Lisa
The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2012, before being shown at the Berlin International Film Festival on February 12, 2012. It was released in the US for a limited theatrically run on September 5, 2012 and nationwide through VOD on September 19, 2012.
It holds a 66% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 35 reviews, with an average rating of 6.2/10.
Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times, who gave the film three and a half out of four stars, praised Dano's acting, and wrote, "This performance, unlike anything Paul Dano has ever done, must have required some courage".