The Answer Man

The Answer Man

Jeff Daniels
Director: John Hindman Cast: Jeff Daniels
Jeff Daniels
, Lauren Graham
Lauren Graham
, Lou Taylor Pucci
Lou Taylor Pucci
John Hindman

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The reclusive author whose groundbreaking book redefined spirituality for an entire generation realizes how little he actually knows upon being approached by a single mother and a recovering addict in this drama from first time writer/director John Hindman. It's been 20 years since Arlen Faber (Jeff Daniels) penned "Me and God," and the inspirational, soul-searching book is still as popular as ever. Anyone who reads it thinks that Arlen has all the answers to life's problems, but these days the author barely ventures outside of the house. Then, one day, Arlen crosses paths with Elizabeth (Lauren Graham), a single mother struggling to raise her seven-year-old son, and Kris (Lou Taylor Pucci), a young man who has just gotten out of rehab. Both are searching for the answers that will help them to become better people while overcoming their fears of failure. Does Arlen possess the wisdom to help Elizabeth and Kris work through their current problems, or is he really as clueless as he's been feeling for the last two decades?

Product Details

Release Date: 11/03/2009
UPC: 0876964002349
Original Release: 2009
Rating: R
Source: Magnolia
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:37:00
Sales rank: 46,611

Special Features

Closed Caption; Characters of The Answer Man; The Answer Man: from concept to creation; HDNet: a look at The Answer Man; Commentary with writer/director John Hindman, producer Kevin Messick and Lauren Graham

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeff Daniels Arlen Faber
Lauren Graham Elizabeth
Lou Taylor Pucci Kris Lucas
Olivia Thirlby Anne
Kat Dennings Dahlia
Tony Hale Mailman
Nora Dunn Terry Fraser
Annie Corley Mrs. Gold
Max Antisell Alex
Thomas Roy Mr. Lucas
Peter Patrikios Ross
Greg Wood Businessman #1
Richard Lyntton Journalist
Richard Barlow Paul
Sally Mercer Customer
Lauren Jacobs Young Girl
David Mulholland Male Customer
Charlie Corrado Roy
Bev Appleton Patient
Sylvia Kauders Old Woman
Sandra Landers Singing Wife
Ginny Graham Singing Grandmother

Technical Credits
John Hindman Director,Screenwriter
Deborah Aquila Casting
Rebecca Bentjen Costumes/Costume Designer
Oliver Bokelberg Cinematographer
Teddy Castellucci Score Composer
Rachel Cohen Executive Producer
Linda Cohen Musical Direction/Supervision
Alex Digerlando Production Designer
Jana Edelbaum Producer
Peter Graham Executive Producer
Jerry Greenberg Editor
Jerry Greenberg Editor
Stephen Hays Executive Producer
Michael Lesser Executive Producer
Kevin J. Messick Producer
Josh Newport Asst. Director
Jennifer Smith Casting
Tricia Wood Casting

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Answer Man
1. Me and God [8:42]
2. Unwanted Books [12:01]
3. On Hands and Knees [9:37]
4. Returning to the Chiropractor Center [8:11]
5. "You Wanna Walk Around?" [2:17]
6. Books for Questionsf [8:38]
7. Dinner [14:28]
8. Consoling Kris [6:55]
9. Picking up Alex [7:37]
10. Purpose [6:09]
11. Coming Clean [9:11]
12. Credits [3:09]

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The Answer Man 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
IndieFanGuy More than 1 year ago
I initially came across this film unexpectedly while I was browsing for a romantic comedy. I was curious to watch it becacuse I've enjoyed other Jeff Daniel's movies (Welcome Home Roxy Carmichael, Imaginary Heoroes, etc.) This movie made me laugh and cry, becuase I related to it in so many different ways, which was an unexpected but pleasant surprise. The cast was enjoyable and anyone who loves comedy dramas with a little romance thrown in will appreciate it!