Genre: COMEDY / DRAMA / ROMANCE
Release Dates: DECEMBER 29, 2004 (LIMITED U.S.) and JANUARY 14, 2004 (WIDE)
Production Company: Depth of Field
Dan Foreman (Dennis Quaid) is 51 and his life is good…on the whole.⁄The long-term head of ad sales at the weekly Sports America has just celebrated the magazine’s biggest year, his wife is unexpectedly pregnant and his daughter, Alex (Scarlett Johansson), has just been accepted into NYU.⁄ Carter Duryea (Topher Grace) is 26 and thinks his life is awesome, mostly.⁄ Carter is being “groomed” for his next rung on the corporate ladder:⁄ heading up ad sales at one of the corner stone publications newly acquired by Globecom, the magazine Sports America.⁄ Carter’s zeal to deliver to upper management doesn’t win him many fans in the Sports America offices.⁄Dan’s exasperation at his demotion is nothing compared to his incredulity at being replaced by the 26-year-old Carter.⁄ Unfortunately for Carter, his promotion coincides with the crumbling of his marriage. The new department head’s loneliness even prompts him to invite himself to Dan’s home for dinner, where Carter and Alex have a chance to talk.⁄ Later, when the lonely ad salesman runs into the equally lonely NYU transfer student again, sparks begin to fly.⁄ All in all, life for both Dan and Carter just got a bit more complicated.
Crew: Paul Weitz (writer and director); Kerry Kohansky, Rodney M. Liber and Andrew Miano (associate producers); Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz (producers)
Cast: Dennis Quaid as Dan Foreman, Topher Grace as Carter Duryea, Scarlett Johansson as Alex Foreman, Marg Helgenberger as Ann Foreman, David Paymer as Morty, Clark Gregg as Steckle, Philip Baker Hall as Eugene Kalb, Selma Blair as Kimberly, Frankie Faison as Corwin, Ty Burrell as Enrique Colon and Kevin Chapman as Lou
Studio: Universal Pictures
Topher Grace also had a small, but pivotal role (the role of Seth Abrahms) in Traffic, (2000) which won four Academy Awards by three guys named Steven and one guy named Benicio.
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