Disillusioned with his career and depressed on the heels of a recent breakup, 35-year-old Jesse Fisher finds his bleak future looking up after agreeing to speak at his alma mater, and meeting a pretty college sophomore who reawakens his inner passions. Jesse (writer/director Josh Radnor) is beginning to feel as if his options are shrinking after his latest relationship fails, and his job begins to grow suffocating. But when his former college professor (Richard Jenkins) requests that he speak at his upcoming retirement dinner, the increasingly reclusive thirtysomething sees it as a great opportunity to break out of his funk. Upon returning to his alma mater, Jesse finds his memories rushing back in a warm wave of nostalgia. Later, when Jesse forms a surprise connection with brassy college sophomore Zibby (Elizabeth Olsen), he finds himself suddenly reinvigorated, and possessing a newfound optimism for the future. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
This is a brilliant movie. It is a film about human growth, about getting in contact with one's inner feelings, of awakened compassion, of the unexpected discovery of love, and realizing that the zest for life is a gift we should all give ourselves. Josh Radnor is a lovely actor that pulled-off this role in such a beautiful and magnificent manner. (Ignore the low-star ratings, they were most likely given by those mindlessly looking for a violent action film.) If you in any way relate to the beauty in life, you may well appreciate this great film. Don't have expectations, just see it and enjoy.
GREAT film! Had no idea what we were going to experience. I thought it was just going to be a love story between a young girl and an older guy but was I wrong!!! It's so much more than that!!! This film will affect you on a gut-level. It's about facing life at all different stages and accepting things. I don't buy many movies but this is one I AM going to buy and watch over and over. One of the year's best!!!!!