This strong drama movie starring Robert DeNiro, Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale and Sam Rockwell is about a family with some problems. Frank Goode invites his children over for dinner because he hasn’t seen them after their mother died. After everybody cancels Frank decides to go visit his children all across the country against doctor’s recommendations. He starts at his son David in New York, more than a painting that David made, he did not see of him. After a couple of hours of waiting he leaves to his daughter Amy in Chicago. She turned down her father with the excuse that her son was sick. At dinner Jack and his father are fighting en Frank notice the tension. Amy drops him off at the train station where he meets a co-worker at the company of Amy, Tom. Frank continues his trip to Denver to see his other son Robert, a musician. Not surprised by the visit of his dad, he also makes up an excuse that his band leaves on tour to Europe and puts his dad back on the bus. He leaves to Las Vegas to see his daughter Rosie. Rosie picks him up in a limo at the bus stop. Later that night Rosie’s friend Jilly stops by and asks Rosie to watch her baby, Max, for the evening. Jilly later calls that she has to watch Max the whole night. Frank leaves Las Vegas to go back home but he doesn’t have enough pills for such a long flight. Rosie brings her father to the airport but in the flight Frank gets a heart attack and is brought to the hospital. He had a ‘dream’ about his kids when they were young but all the things that have happened. Frank figured out that Amy and Jeff split up and she confesses that Jeff left her three months ago for another woman, and that’s why Jack hates Jeff. Also he noted that Tom at the train station wanted to make a good impression. Frank knew that Robert wasn’t playing that night and wasn’t going to Europe on tour. Robert responds with: “There are lots of things we don’t tell you.” He asks Rosie if the baby is hers. She said she was going to tell him eventually. Robert than says to Rosie to tell him the rest of the story, but she refuses. Robert than says: “She doesn’t know if she likes boys or girls.” Frank asks David is he still lives in New York. When he says he doesn’t live there anymore, Franks wants to know where he can find David. David responds that he can’t tell him. Rosie eventually says to her dad: “Tell her we’re all fine.”
Frank wakes up in the hospital with his kids at his bed, accept for David. He tells his kids that he was disappointed that they all lied to him. He asks for David again but they tell him he can’t see him. He keeps asking and Amy says that David is dead. He died of a overdoses drugs.
Frank bought a painting at the art gallery in New York nearby David’s old apartment. Eventually he has what he wanted. His family together for Christmas, including, Jack, Max and Jilly.