ANSWERS TO NOTHING
December 12, 2011 2hr 3min
Matthew Leutwyler and Gillian Vigman
Dane Cook, Elizabeth Mitchell, Julie Benz, Barbara Hershey, Zach Gilford, Erik Palladino, Kali Hawk, Aja Volkman, Miranda Bailey, Mark Kelly
Amanda Marshall and Sim Sarna
A disparate collection of Angelenos cross paths in a web of interlocking stories in Answers to Nothing, a poignant and provocative ensemble drama from writer and director Matthew Leutwyler. Connected by coincidence, geography or choice, each of Leutwyler’s sensitively rendered characters finds themselves faced with a decision that will radically change the course of their lives—and the lives of others—often in ways they least expect.
Ryan (Dane Cook) and Kate (Elizabeth Mitchell), an unhappily married therapist and lawyer; Carter (Mark Kelly) a school teacher by day, fantasy gamer by night; Allegra (Kali Hawk), a self-hating television writer; and Drew (Miranda Bailey), a recovering addict, all yearn for something that seems just out of reach: a baby, a heroic adventure, true love, redemption. Their stories play out against a drumbeat of media reports about a desperate search for a missing child, reminding them each of the ineffable heartbreak and joy that punctuate everyday life.