Land of Steady Habits


The grass is always greener on the other side, but in reality, that other yard is even more depressing, as Ben Mendelsohn learns in the trailer for "The Land of Steady Habits."

The Netflix movie directed by Nicole Holofcener ("Enough Said") stars Mendelsohn as a man whose attempts to improve his life end up doing the opposite. He retires from his job in finance and leaves his wife (Edie Falco) in the hopes that it will renew his lust for life. However, he’s quickly faced with the startling reality of his choices.

He befriends a drug-addicted teen and veers down path of reckless and of deeply regrettable behavior, causing him to question who he is as a father and person.

"The Land of Steady Habits" is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 12 and will begin streaming on Netflix on Sept. 14.