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Summary: Ben Singer is a failed children's folk singer, a newly unemployed proofreader and an every-other-weekend dad to his young daughter, who prefers pretty much anything to listening to her dad's pessimistic ramblings. Struggling in all aspects of his life, Ben's only comforts come from smoking marijuana alone and regular chess games with his smart and opinionated Senegalese roommate Ibou. When Ibou is suddenly struck ill and an insensitive municipal employee exacerbates the emergency situation, Ben pours his energy into a lawsuit against the city for depraved indifference. Ben’s life begins to turn around with the arrival of Ibou’s beautiful and sexy sister Khadi from Senegal, who moves into Ibou’s room in Ben’s apartment. As Ben suspects that it is his own cynicism corroding the beauty around him, he realizes that it’s all a matter of perspective. (Magnolia)
Runtime: 95 min
Rating: Rated R for language, some drug use and sexual content.
Production: Magnolia Pictures
Genres: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Mar 16, 2010
Director Credit
Joshua Goldin Director
Writer Credit
Joshua Goldin Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Matthew Broderick Ben Singer
Michael K. Williams Ibu
Sanaa Lathan Khadi
Cast Credit
Ally Walker Eliza
Christy Reese Cassie
Cristen Barnes Suzie
Dan Zanes Sweeny
James Burton McRory
Jesse Tyler Ferguson Cyril
Jodelle Ferland Sandra
Mia Ford Maxine - Cyril's Daughter
Patrick Carney Evan
Paul T. Taylor Doug
Philip Baker Hall The Man
Zacharias Foppe Leon
Producer Credit
Amanda Marshall Associate Producer
Glenn Williamson Producer
Iddo Lampton Enochs Jr. Executive Producer
Joanna Colbert Associate Producer
Julie Sandor Co-Producer
Matthew Leutwyler Producer
Miranda Bailey Producer
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