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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

After his wife dies of cancer, an overworked engineer struggles to care for his son with autism. His son in response to bullying regresses into a fantasy world escape.

Cast

  • Christopher Gorham
  • Julian Feder
  • Kaitlin Doubleday
  • Andrew Bowen
  • Sean Gunn
  • Caitlin Carmichael
  • Bryan Batt
  • Fay Masterson
  • Brian George
  • Jud Tylor

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Metacritic

63
Sep 1, 2017

The script tries to do way too much, but the film also moved me quite deeply a couple of times, mostly in the scenes between father and son.

Metacritic review by Sheila O'Malley
Sheila O'Malley
RogerEbert.com
50
Sep 1, 2017

Actor-turned-director John Asher’s warm and fuzzy picture undercuts a big chunk of the goodwill it earns by parking multiple endings after its climax, and beating its sappy theme song — a cover of The Carpenters’ “Close to You” — into our heads, scene after scene.

Metacritic review by Roger Moore
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
50
Nov 28, 2016

The film over-relies on blunt messaging, one-note villains (bullies, bosses, administrators, worst mall cop ever) and several stacked-deck situations to align us with David and Po, even if we’re inherently on their side from the start.

Metacritic review by Gary Goldstein
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times