this movie won awards, not big ones mind you, but still, performances were recognized and the final song, too. As I watched this, I didn't know how they all could keep running so much. Those kids especially, there was so much running! They were great, amazing how they grounded the adults. Both and kids didn't like one another and then the adults didn't, but thrown together they were, all day. Clooney and Pfeifer were fun as they met with all their projections and hackles up, and how they wore down as the day went on with mishaps, and trying so hard to keep their jobs, getting good things done. I didn't realize the little girl was Mae Whitman until I looked the filmography up. She has had some career so far! Loved her in "Parenthood." Single/divorced parenting is so challenging, working the kind of stressful deadline oriented jobs in NYC with all the noise, crowds and weather, the whole film carried the high stress of trying to keep up with "all the balls in the air." That the characters both love their kids showed each of them who they were beyond all the fire of the clashes they had throughout. They were very new york-ish with the up front no-nonsense tell-it-like-I-see it confrontative communications. IF you don't get that about the characters, you probably won't like this one much. It's not all sweet cotton-candy. It's a rough and tumble fine day.