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Ben Singer (Matthew Broderick) is a failed children s folk singer, a career proofreader, a less-than-extraordinary weekend dad, and perhaps the most negative man alive. Floundering in all aspects of his life, Ben's only comfort comes from regular chess games and friendly debates on game theory with his Senegalese roommate Ibou (Michael Kenneth Williams). When Ibou is suddenly struck ill, Ben's pessimistic worldview seems unequivocally confirmed. It takes an extended visit from Ibou s sister Khadi (Sanaa Lathan) for Ben to realize that cynicism may be all a matter of perspective.
It is so simple to summarize this movie because not much happens. If you watch the trailer, it shows you the entire movie. Read more
What a stinker. Even an excellent cast couldn't save this screenplay, and I like Interracial love stories. Avoid.Published 10 months ago by Sloper Dude
I enjoyed the movie. It took a while before it was available (about a day) but other than that, it was good.Published on July 15, 2013 by Brenda Anderson
I thought this movie was very thoughtful, and sensitive. I loved Matthew Broderick's gentle portrayal. The mixed cultures of black and white were great. Read morePublished on June 20, 2013 by V. Robbins
Really enjoyed this movie!!!
How a person can get so caught up in nothing but the negativity in life and never see the positive things that life has to offer,even if it's... Read more
In an age where a story is just a device to offer special effects it's hard to find character dramas where the story focuses on a small circle of characters.Published on March 20, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I found myself really getting into this movie and I also wanted to know if this couple was going to hang in there into the end. Read morePublished on February 18, 2013 by Amazon Customer