Perfect Day (2007)
Rob Lowe, Peget Brewster, Frances Conroy, Christopher Lloyd.
time: 91 mins
on the best-selling inspirational book by Richard Paul Evans,
this is a perfect morality tale for the Christmas season.
Lowe (why don't we see more of this guy on the big screen?)
plays thirtysomething radio ad executive Robert Harlon, who
shows up to work one day with plans to improve the bottom
line and finds himself fired as the station looks to younger
employees for ideas.
he hunts unsuccessfully for work, Robert is encouraged by
his wife (Paget Brewster) to finish a novel he's long been
working on. Based on her emotions when her father was dying,
the book proves inspirational to her, but fails to make a
dent with literary agents.
Robert finds himself digging holes with a pickaxe on a construction
site and getting more depressed about the future.
the miracle happens. A small New York literary agent (Frances
Conroy) takes on Robert's book and wins him an amazing deal.
With a huge advance to relieve his financial worries, Robert
embarks on a national book promotion tour and TV interviews
with the likes of Larry King.
has rooms at the best hotels, enthusiastic fans, big-time
agents wanting to sign him and talk of a motion picture deal
- little wonder it all goes to his head and he neglects his
wife and young daughter.
stranger (Christopher Lloyd) is on hand to warn Robert about
the mess he's creating - and the fact he only has days to
acted and with a good script, this is a good flick for the
whole family to enjoy at Christmas.