Synopsis: A grieving father in a downward spiral stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son's demo tapes and lyrics. Shocked by the discovery of this unknown talent, he forms a band in the hope of finding some catharsis.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Director(s): William H. Macy
Production: Samuel Goldwyn
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

So this is the part where we say goodbye

I promise I'll try to make it

stick this time

I always love breaking up

with you 'cause

The more bitter it got, the better

the making up with you was

And I think we can agree on

the following things

I'm an asshole and you're kinda needy

I said it was casual

And you pretended to believe me

Our glass is empty

At our best it was only half full

I only love you when you're leaving

And I'm an asshole

- Mary Beth?

- Yeah?

Hold on.

- Can you do a dinner run?

- Sure.

- You know what time it is?

- Sandwiches?

- How long we going to do this?

- We're going to do it until it's right.

Gotta call my wife.

Stuck in your confines

Chewin' it over

Caught in your headlights

Stop staring...

Hey, you seen Stiles?

Nah? I guess it's no.

...employees. Not in billing.

Not in awards even.

We're right back here.

I think everyone knows everyone.

- Hi, Carl.

- Brent.

- Good to see you again.

- Good to see you, Keri.

Thank you so much for coming.

- If you wouldn't mind sitting right here?

- Sure.

You have a presentation pack

in front of you

if you want to get a sneak peek at...

I guess what I'm trying to say, Carl,

is that the other four agencies

are probably laughing at the fact

that we're even in the running

for your business.

We're not laughing.

- Hey, Dad.

- Where are you?

I'm at the library.

- Meet me at the Belle.

- No, I got class.

Cut it.

Weren't you supposed to be riding me

about going to class?

Hey, I'm payin' for it. I say cut it,

all right? Get somebody else's notes.

Your old man just

knocked one out of the park,

and I wanna celebrate with you.

Whatever happened to free choice?

No, that's a myth.

Come on, I'm already in the car.

I'll meet you in half an hour.

Hey, it's Josh, leave a message.

Yup, it's me again.

Not cool blowin' off your dad.

All right, well,

call me over the weekend.


Hey, can I...

Can I get some volume on this?

Hey, excuse me! Can I get some sound?

Can you turn this up, please?

A tragedy of this magnitude...

Absolutely heartbreaking.

And the fact that it happened

in our own backyard, unbelievable.

We have Lisa Martin on the scene.

And, Lisa...

- Anything?

- No.

The parents of Sarah Clark,

an Honor Roll student...

Well, all you can do

is be there for him.

...just passed behind me,

obviously distraught.

Family members tell me that

ever since she was a little girl,

Sarah had dreamed of becoming a nurse.

- ...quite a bit.

- Yeah.

They were young, that's what counts.

You be strong.

Thank you for coming.

I'd have walked if I had to.

I'm going to be so worried about you.

Brent and I want you to know that

we are here for you.

You have got to let go of this, honey.

Just cry.

You're just being too strong

Give me a call, sweetie, okay?

Oh, God.

I'm sorry.

Ms. Tamburg said I could come up.

I'm Kate.

I was Josh's...

Sod of, we dated.

For about a year.

That's me.

You're his dad, right?

You're Sam.

He spoke about you.

Highly of you.

He was really sweet to me.

He was always very sweet to me.


I'm sorry.

- I'm so sorry.

- I know, honey.

I just don't know

what I'm supposed to do.

I know.

Okay! It's him.

We got him.

All right, let's rock and roll.

Okay, lemme get a three-quarter shot.

Good, good, good.

Catch him out of the car.

Catch him out of the car.

Mr. Manning! Have you spoken to any of

the other parents?

Has anybody been in contact with you?

Mr. Manning, how was the funeral?

Just a statement. Mr. Manning!

Mr. Manning! Please, just one second.

Mr. Manning, how is your ex-wife?

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