Directed by: Dan Harris
Written by: Dan Harris
Other cast: Sigourney Weaver, Emile Hirsch, Jeff Daniels, Kip Pardue
Release date: December 17, 2004 (limited release), February 18, 2005 (New York & Los Angeles)
Running time: 111 mins
Following a sobering family tragedy, the Travises go to pieces. Teenaged son Tim, the black sheep of the family, walks through his life like it's a bad dream. His father Ben begins treating his wife and children like strangers and completely disengages from the world around him, while his mother Sandy takes to smoking pot and letting loose with all the considerable sarcasm she can muster. Meanwhile, she wages a bitter feud with the next-door neighbor over carefully concealed secrets that threaten to tear the family apart.
Penny Travis: “Is there such a thing as the human heart, now there’s the better question.”
Penny Travis: “He’s losing his mind.”
Sandy Travis: “Penny. Things fall apart. And we put them back together.”
• Michelle previously co-starred with Kip Pardue in But I’m a Cheerleader.