Run time: 106mins

Director: Zach Braff

Cast: Zach Braff, Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin, Josh Gad, Joey King and Pierce Gagnon

Synopsis: Aidan is a 35-year-old actor struggling to find his true purpose in life. His children are enjoying a private education at the expense of Aidan’s father Saul, until he reveals he can no longer pay for their education. Aidan decides to give home schooling a try.

Recognising that the school curriculum isn’t the best way of teaching his kids, Aidan invents his own methods and philosophies to educate his offspring.

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The hugely talented director, actor and playwright Zach Braff plays Aidan Bloom, a 35-year-old man who finds himself at major crossroads, forcing him to examine his life, career and his family to the screen.

Braff, best known for his role as Dr John ‘J.D’ Dorian on the television series Scrubs (2001) funded this, his second film as director (after Garden State (2004), on Kickstarter, raising over $3m.

An honest and heart-warming rites of passage family story, it avoids being mawkish and features outstanding realistic performances from the young cast members, Joey King (Grace) and Pierce Gagnon (Tucker), with an outstanding appearance from Mandy Patinkin (Gabe).

A sharp, witty and meaningful script, co-written by Zach and older brother Adam J. Braff, makes for an entertaining and interesting family drama.

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