Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2005. Suffering from self-proclaimed “chronic despair,” Jim (Casey Affleck) returns from NYC to his Indiana hometown and everything he was so anxious to leave behind. As he connects with his family and takes a hilarious gig as a winless pre-teen girls basketball coach, he encounters a beautiful nurse Anika (Liv Tyler) who is everything he isn’t. The relationship opens the door to a future in which Jim might be able to move forward without leaving everything from his past behind. As you’d expect from actor-director Buscemi, the film is filled with marvellous, understated performances and hilarious unexpected insights.
Runtime 91 Minutes
Release date 2005