Change of Plans

Synopsis: Sally and Jason Danville's life are turned upside down when a tragic accident suddenly names them the caretakers of four young children.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
125 min

I would do anything in the world for her,

but the truth is,

we're completely unsuited to be parents.

I mean, not even to take the kids.

We have careers, we travel,

we barely even have time for each other.

And kids, not in the playbook.


- You know what I mean.

- Yeah, I can't cook. I mean, I can't.

I don't know the first thing about kids

or what to do with them.

That's two of us.

Nobody is trying to force you to be parents...

All right, then, I guess that's that.

And I don't suppose

you'd be interested in seeing them.

Wait, they're here? Little Jordan...

They were brought in

two weeks ago from D.C.

They're staying in a group home.

Okay, so you just assumed

that we'd take them.

Frankly, yes.

As per your commitment to your friend.

My wife and I would like to have

a private conversation, please.

Yes, of course.


- I can't believe this is happening.

- Heavy.

- I can't believe this is happening...

- Very interesting.

- Honestly...

- No.

No way we can adopt four kids. No way.

This is just not who we are.

- I know. You're telling me?

- I feel terrible. They're right.

I have an obligation. I have an obligation...

- Maybe there's something...

- What? What?

I don't know.

I mean, they're kids.

We're not going to feel good about

ourselves unless we do something, right?

And maybe we do something...

- Temporarily.

- Temporary?

- Yeah, until they find a real home.

- A real family.

Right, a real family.

It'd be better than a group home.


I hope.

And that's little Jordan?

Impressive young lady.

Hasn't smiled much since she's been here,

but then who could blame her?

The tiny one is Sung Lee.

She was adopted from China

when she was a year old.

Javier is 15, born in Guatemala.

He was abandoned when he was three

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Karen Hall

Karen L. Hall (born 1956) is an American television writer best known for her work on the television series Judging Amy and M*A*S*H. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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