"We could barely get through that scene,” Mardindale said.
The basic premise of the movie has Krasinski's character, John Hollar returning to his hometown the day before his mother, Sally Hollar (played by Martindale) undergoes brain surgery. That emotional life event gets mixed with the fact that John's pregnant girlfriend is ready to give birth soon, and his other family members, old friends, and ex-girlfriend spill their problems into John's world too.
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Of the five-and-a-half films I took in (I sampled Lovesong for a half-hour while killing time between two other movies and was not sorry to walk out early), the three best ones all dealt with issues of family in emotionally complex, compelling and sometimes funny ways.