Ned (Liev Schreiber) is in the throes of a mid-life crisis. His work as a writer on an outrageous, semi-pornographic TV show is less than satisfying. His fifteen year old son has just told him he is gay and his eleven year old is afraid of, well pretty much everything. When his wife, Jeannie (Helen Hunt), moves her sick and embittered father (Brian Dennehy) from Detroit into their home in NY, it puts added stress on an already strained marriage. And when a sexy female co-worker (Carla Gugino) puts the moves on Ned, the temptation sends him spiraling. Every Day is about one family's struggle to survive the unexpected curve-balls that are simply part of real life; aging and death; commitment and freedom; love and acceptance. It's an uncompromising look at an ordinary family making an extraordinary journey towards themselves and towards each other.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Very well written and acted, Every Day feels like a glorified television drama softened with comic and surreal trimmings, with a mildly upbeat ending appended.Stephen Holden, New York Times, 01.14.2011
It's hard to empathize with the family in the indie drama Every Day when each member is so sitcom-ready.Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, 01.12.2011
Ace thesps struggle to lift this dour indie out of the doldrums, but writer-director Richard Levine allows them no breathing room.Ronnie Scheib, Variety, 11.30.2011
For all its contemporary social relevance and the fine performances from an excellent ensemble, the cliched characters and situations on display in Every Day ultimately detractt from its impact.Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter, 11.28.2011