From Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and first-time director Stuart Blumberg (The Kids Are All Right) comes a sharply comic and deeply moving look at a new kind of modern family, as a group of friends in recovery learns to face life together with heart, humor and humility. On the surface, Adam (Mark Ruffalo), Mike (Tim Robbins) and Neil (Josh Gad) have little in common. But all are in different stages of dealing with addiction. Confident and successful in his career, Adam is afraid to allow love back into his life, even if that means losing a chance to start over with smart, beautiful and accomplished Phoebe (Gwyneth Paltrow). Mike's efforts to control his wife, Katie (Joely Richardson), and son, Danny (Patrick Fugit), as tightly as he does are tearing the family apart. Neil is still deeply in denial when befriended by Dede (Alecia Moore, aka Pink), who has just begun to take her own small steps back to health. As they navigate the rocky shores of recovery, Adam, Mike and Neil become a family that encourages, infuriates and applauds each other on the journey toward a new life. Official Web Site

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Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Gad, Joely Richardson, Alecia Moore, Patrick Fugit

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