Lancaster stars as a 77-year-old patriarch whose children and grandchildren come to visit him on his birthday at his coastal Long Island estate. A once-blacklisted writer, Lancaster spends his days thinking back on his youth and the events of his life. Arriving for the visit is his
single daughter (Amis), a promiscuous young woman who sleeps with whomever she finds; his Hollywood filmmaker son (Glover), who is never seen without his portable phone; his eldest daughter and her washed-up major league pitcher husband (Clarkson and Pullman); another daughter and her unfunny
comedian husband (Conroy and Spacey); and a collection of small-fries (including, in his film de...