the year: 2011
the genre: romantic comedy
the cast: Sam Jaeger (Thom); Amber Jaeger (Claire); Victor Garber (Arnold); Lin Shaye (Jill); Christine Rose (Lynnette)
the plot: After getting turned down by a photography agency, Thom finds his landlord throwing all of his belongings out into the hallway. With no job prospects and no place to sleep, Thom must turn to his recurring last resort: driving his illegal taxicab around the streets of New York.
Fortunately for him, Claire Barrow isn't having a good day, either. First she comes home to find her husband flirting with his new secretary, then discovers her estranged father has suffered a heart attack in California. In a frenzy, Claire runs out into the night and hails what she assumes to be a cab. What she gets instead ... is Thom. With her life in ruins, Claire decides on a whim to pay Thom to drive her out to California. With nothing in New York to call his own, Thom reluctantly agrees.
The path across America takes more than the usual detours, through mountains, barren deserts, and the occasional family reunion. But it's what awaits Thom and Claire in California that forces them to choose between the lives they've left behind, and the possibilities glimpsed along their journey.
my notes: Even though this had a bit more of a Sleepless in Seattle ending than I'd like, I still thought it was well done. I laughed out loud a couple of times and the characters are pretty true to life. It was an indie so there was limited release - I found through "on demand".