Things are going, well, just okay for The Truman Show's Laura Linney. They are in this unassuming flick about sibling relationships, at least. Though somewhat close-minded, she's relatively happy as a stressed-out single mom who's juggling time between her son, Rory Culkin (yes, that Home Alone brat's little bro), and an affair with her boss (an amusingly anal retentive Matthew Broderick).
But when Mark Ruffalo strolls back into their hometown as her loserish, mumbling brother, his outlook conflicts with her dreams of a white-picket-fence existence. The film takes its time for the distant brother and sister to get to know one another again, and Ruffalo and Linney's straight performances lend themselves to the story's modesty. Don't expect this film to answer all the questions, but don't be surprised if a few moviegoers call home afterward just to say, "I love you."