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2015-05-22 08:55
 

What it's about:

A manic-depressive mess of a father tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters, who don't make the overwhelming task any easier.

What the critics say:

Funny and sympathetic memoir goes easy on the tale's dark side.
- John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter

The scenes are all playful, but they've got a real emotional edge and all of the children in the movie perform with a comical bitterness: They all feel cheated out of something.
- Wesley Morris, Grantland

Ruffalo, a master of rumpled befuddlement, finds his signature role here-it can't be overstated how deftly he eases into the tricky creation, a blue-blooded slacker who aches when the world won't hug him back.
- Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out

The film's saving grace is the cast, especially perhaps the two girls, Imogene Wolodarsky and the younger Ashley Aufderheide, who deliver vibrant and authentic performances, charming and real and utterly convincing.
- Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile

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