Director: Peter Hedges
Writer: Pierce Gardner, Peter Hedges
Starring: Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche, Dane Cook, Norbert Leo Butz, John Mahoney, Dianne Wiest
Released: February 14, 2008
Rating: (PG)
Runtime: 98 minutes
Story: A conflicted romance collides head-on into the perils of family relations with fun-filled results in Peter Hedges' fresh, clever and hilarious take on the slice-of-life comedy. It all begins with widowed father and family advice columnist Dan Burns (Carell), who is still reeling from the heartache of loss and takes refuge by trying to maintain order with his three rebellious young girls, while dodging anything unexpected or outside the box. But when Dan heads to Rhode Island, his miffed daughters in tow, for the annual Fall weekend thrown by the large and boisterous Burns family, everything changes. Soon after his arrival, he runs into an alluring woman named Marie (Binoche) in a bookshop. For the first time in a very, very long time, Dan experiences real, live sparks -- only to have to douse them liberally when he discovers Marie is, in fact, the brand new girlfriend his brother Mitch (Cook) is about to proudly introduce to the family.

As the weekend gets underway in the close quarters of a crowded house filled with quirky, prying relatives, Dan and Marie try to squelch and cover up their growing mutual attraction at every turn, leading to one comical situation after another. Yet, no matter how hard they try to do the very opposite, Dan and Marie can't help but fall in love. Now Dan is about to realize, that no matter how wise safety might seem, when it comes to real life, he's going to have to break all the rules.
Steve Carell Dan Burns
Juliette Binoche Marie
Dane Cook Mitch Burns
Alison Pill Jane Burns
Brittany Robertson Cara Burns
Marlene Lawston Lilly Burns
Dianne Wiest Nana Burns
John Mahoney Poppy Burns
Norbert Leo Butz Clay Burns
Amy Ryan Eileen
Jessica Hecht Amy
Frank Wood Howard
Henry Miller Will
Ella Miller Rachel
C.J. Adams Elliott Burns