The feature film writing/directorial debut for Mayim Bialik, this bittersweet tale of a young woman (Dianna Agron) coping with the imminent death of her father (Dustin Hoffman) is a powerful, if somewhat uneven, tale of family and dysfunction and coping. Candice Bergen and Simon Helberg co-star, rounding out a fairly stellar cast who all turn in top-shelf work. For Bialik’s part, the film is a clear demonstration of considerable talent that, with a little refinement and practice, will only sharpen in the coming years.

3.5/5 stars