Ned (Liev Schreiber) is in the throes of a mid-life crisis. His work as a writer on an outrageous, semi-pornographic TV show is less than satisfying. His fifteen year old son has just told him he is gay and his eleven year old is afraid of, well pretty much everything. When his wife, Jeannie (Helen Hunt), moves her sick and embittered father (Brian Dennehy) from Detroit into their home in NY, it puts added stress on an already strained marriage. And when a sexy female co-worker (Carla Gugino) puts the moves on Ned, the temptation sends him spiraling. Every Day is about one family’s struggle to survive the unexpected curve-balls that are simply part of real life; aging and death; commitment and freedom; love and acceptance. It’s an uncompromising look at an ordinary family making an extraordinary journey towards themselves and towards each other.
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Every Day stars Liev Schrieber, Helen Hunt, Carla Gulagino with Eddie Izzard and Brian Dennehey. This is a story of an ordinary guy who is a TV writer but basically I suppose we’re supposed to see that everything falls apart when Brian Dennehey, Helen Hunts dad who is clearly a nasty piece of work comes to live with them. And, anybody who’s had to take care of an elderly parent knows that this is absolutely true. Very hard on a marriage, very hard on kids, very hard on everybody. And Eddie Izzard is fabulous as he always is as the boss who is so completely tacky that you just adore him. I liked different parts of this movie, but as a whole it didn’t quite hold together for me. But, I liked the performances, I think Liev sort of works better as a bad guy than an everyman. There’s somehow a kind of lethal intelligence behind him that I think doesn’t quite make you trust him as an everyman. But, I did like this movie and I did like parts of it so, I’ll give it three and a half stars.