There was a time when Stanley Phillips (John Cusack)
could see his entire life clearly. He dreamed of patriotic
service and was destined for a military career. He came
close to that dream until it was cut short simply because of
his poor eyesight. Now he’s serving customers at a home
supply store while his Sergeant wife is fighting in Iraq.
Equally as awkward at home as he is at work, he’s raising
Heidi, their twelve-year-old daughter and her 8-year-old
sister Dawn. Although a loving father, Stanley is unable to
conform to a more affectionate role and the girls miss their
While tolerating his job and stumbling through parenting
he is abruptly awakened when tragedy strikes. Ill prepared
to deal with it himself, he is at a complete loss
contemplating how to tell his children. Desperate to delay
telling the children they embark on a spontaneous road trip.
Grasping to give them their last moments of innocence,
Stanley reveals a softer side as they travel to Dawn’s
chosen destination – Enchanted Gardens Theme Park.
The farther they drive the closer they become yet Stanley knows he must face the inevitable task of changing their lives forever.
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