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Release Date: 2004

DVD Release Date: June 28th, 2005

R|1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary
New York schoolteacher Sue Zaidman (Mary-Louise Parker) becomes her family's sole wage earner after her husband, Paul (David Warshofsky), experiences a debilitating stroke. With the crisis threatening to turn her household upside down, Sue's oldest son, Izzy (Michael Silverman), begins to rebel by hanging out with a bunch of neighborhood troublemakers. Sue must now struggle to regain control of her family, even as Izzy's behavior grows increasingly erratic.

Cast: Mary-Louise Parker, Michael Silverman, David Warshofsky, Audra McDonald, Lois Smith, Margo Martindale, Jelani Jeffries

Director: Jacob Kornbluth

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Marriage, School, Transformation, Father, New York City, Growing up, Offbeat, Moving, 2000s, Gritty, Son, Sacrifice, Emotional, Mother