Mind the Gap
Source: Catholic News Service
Patchwork drama involving the intertwined stories of five strangers -- a crotchety Jewish widower (Alan King in his final film) on a personal quest, a single dad (Eric Schaeffer) dealing with his mortality, a street performer (Jill Sobule) with a heart condition, a North Carolina woman (Elizabeth Reaser) taking care of her dying mother, and a suicidal Arizona accountant (Charles Parnell) -- all of whose pained lives ultimately converge in New York City. Directed by Schaeffer, the film's meandering, multipronged plot starts off slow, with several of the situations shallowly developed, but, in spite of its improbable ending, the film pays some minor dividends, imparting a life-affirming message about forgiveness and the interconnectedness of all humanity. An attempted suicide, an arson, mature themes including a subplot involving artificial conception, and some rough and crude language. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-III -- adults. Not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America.
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