Two finely nuanced performances drive this low-key character study about a Midwestern husband and father who has difficulty with his wife's death in Iraq. One is from impressive young newcomer Shelan O'Keefe, the other is by John Cusack, an actor best known for romantic comedies.
March, 2005. Minnesota father of two Stanley Phillips (Cusack) is a strict disciplinarian who's keeping a tight leash on his two young daughters, serious-minded 12-year-old Heidi (O'Keefe) and 8-year-old Dawn (Gracie Bednarczyk), while their mother, Gracie, is away fighting in Iraq. A former soldier himself who met his future wife at boot camp, Stanley votes Republican, believes U....