A Year and Change

 (997)6.21 h 32 min2015X-Ray16+
An all-star cast headlines this critically-acclaimed story about a young man who, after falling off a roof at a New Year's party, decides it's time to make some changes in his life, such as reconnecting with his son and falling in love.
R. Stephen Suettinger
Bryan GreenbergT.R. KnightClaire van der Boom
English [CC]
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Supporting actors
Marshall AllmanJamie HectorKat FosterJamie Chung
Emily TingR. Stephen Suettinger
Vision Films
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3.6 out of 5 stars

997 global ratings

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MarynanReviewed in the United States on February 20, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Seemed like one I would like but couldn't watch it.
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If you don't mind F bombs flying at you and other words that don't make for a good watch, then by what people say it may be a good movie.
I, on the other hand, find these words offensive.
27 people found this helpful
TrinityReviewed in the United States on January 9, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very good movie; I recommend it.
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I love this movie. It's very real to life in that it shows real problems real people face and the consequences, some hard, some sad and some happy. It shows us that no matter what we face in life, we can change our surroundings and we can change ourselves. Loneliness can be a tough feeling to overcome as this movie shows, but it also shows that loneliness can be overcome. The ties of family are strong here, whether it be blood family or friends that become family. This movie brought tears of sadness and tears of happiness. There are a lot of good lines in this movie with a lot of meaning. I love that it has a good happy ending. I will definitely recommend this movie to others.
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Annie DavenportReviewed in the United States on August 1, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Hardly any dialog without the 'F' word
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When my daughter became a teen and her language became quite rough, I counseled her that the words she chooses makes a lasting first impression. I explained to her that people with an education and a good moral compass choose not to use such words in their everyday conversations. Several years later, I overheard her in the backyard with a group of her friends when one of them said the 'F' word over and over. My daughter stood up and said, 'Excuse me, your Masters degree is not showing.'

I guess my age is showing with my dislike and impatience with such constant dialog. My generation did not grow up with such a vocabulary and truthfully, I find it quite vulgar and disrespectful. So, I'm not 'with it'. If that means that my speech is clean, I approach life with common sense and respect for others and plan my goals and work that plan, then so be it. I don't want to be 'with it'.

In addition, this movie moves very s l o w l y. I stopped it at about the 40 minute mark. Just couldn't sit through anymore immature dialog and activity.

Maybe you'll fare better.
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neaReviewed in the United States on March 22, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
A bit different. Some parts I Liked, others not so much.
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Leaves you feeling hopeful, if not completely happy or satisfied. As someone who was married to a drunk, I know that they do not quit drinking because others depend on them, they quit because they hit rock bottom and there is no where else to go. And this guy hadn't actually hit rock bottom so his giving up drinking is more the writers fantasy than it would have been a reality. I actually liked his personality though and although he wasn't very dependable he wasn't a mean drunk..... Will the show have a happily ever after.....it leaves you hopeful, although to me his attraction was a physical one, he liked her looks rather than chemistry, and the fact that she wasn't really ready, well good luck on that one. I actually was hoping he would get back together with his ex wife.....kids need both their parents. Hollywood never thinks so though.
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EasymonetReviewed in the United States on March 26, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Fairy tale about redemption
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So a very immature, alcoholic, womanizing, dead beat dad meets the "right" woman - and that's the catalyst for changing his life. His ex-wife is threatening to move thousands of miles away. His cousins are also troubled souls - one just got out of prison, the other is accused of statutory rape.

All of these forces make him take inventory of himself and grow up in about, I don't know, a week?

The story isn't particularly believable, but it is watchable.

3 stars for the acting (especially the son), 2 for the story.
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LightHearted1Reviewed in the United States on January 30, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Growth and change, the seasons go round
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I like indy movies and character studies and wasn't sure about this one, it got off to a slow start that ended up being perfect by virtue of the state the main character was in - his moment of opportunity arrives and you don't know if he'll really take it. He keeps writing to someone for the voice overs and sharing his inner musings added a nice dimension. These characters all feel very real, they are dealing with very tough situations. It's kind of a coming of age film in which a moy becomes a man, father, friend etc. The acting was great on everyone's part, good script and production, all the way through, very humble regular guy finds his way, and people around him do too. Some unexpected drama that brought the film into a better than just good film. It's heartwarming.
6 people found this helpful
ExtrapencilReviewed in the United States on February 3, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Reality in shades of hope
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I like character movies and have patience for a slower pace--as long as the movie doesn't trail off into some fake fairytale or grim house of horrors. This quiet movie takes some surprising turns, but it always feels real. The characters make sense, and what happens is a natural outcome of who they are--mixed in with just the right amount of hope and love. So glad I watched the trailer (I'd never heard of this film) and gave it a chance. The voiceover adds poignancy without ever turning saccharine. Like the hairdresser, I hate fake sweetness. No worries about that in this movie. Highly recommend.
5 people found this helpful
TiredmomReviewed in the United States on January 8, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
This movie is very much real life...real messy and gritty. Excellent movie without all the Hollywood glam and CG nonsense.
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This movie is very much real life...real messy and gritty. The acting is superb. I appreciated the normal portrayal of very realistic people with a messy family. Made me laugh, cry and appreciate my own family after watching it. The main character struggles with so many thing and we get to come alongside him for a one year journey. He grows up and learn what it is to be a father, cousin, friend. Excellent movie without all the Hollywood glam and CG nonsense.
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