Ben Floss (Dustin Hoffman), and his wife JoJo (Susan Sarandon), along with their almost son in law Joe Nast (Jake Gyllenhaal), are morning the tragic loss of Diane, the Floss's only child. Her life was cut short by being in the wrong place and the wrong time, when she was shot and killed by a man at the local diner. Another woman, who can identify the shooter, clings to life after being shot in the head two times. Though Ben, Joe and JoJo rarely mention Diane by name, the family will go through the motion of saying goodbye to their daughter at her funeral and wake at their home. Ben prattles through the empty hallways, paying special attention to small details, like canceling the wedding invitations that have already been posted. It's Joe's job to visit the local post office and stop the invites from being mailed and there he meets Bertie (Ellen Pompeo). Her boyfriend has been MIA in Vietnam and together the two form a special bond in a transition stage. Now Joe has to tell the parents he's not the perfect almost son, they think he is.
My favorite quote of the movie - "You gave us all a huge enema of truth - a rooto rooter of the mind."
Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
Director: Brad Silberling
Writer: Brad Silberling
Producers :Brad Silberling, Mark Johnson