Mind the Gap


Time Out says

The lives of five heartbroken strangers—a free spirit from North Carolina, a Tucson accountant, a single father in Vermont, a Manhattanite widower and an Astoria-based singer-songwriter—intersect in writer, director and actor Schaeffer's formulaic but surprisingly affecting drama. To say that this is Schaeffer's most generous film verges on damnation by faint praise; smug self-centeredness is his calling card, and the story arc he gives himself is undone by his smarty-pants repartee and an insufferable child actor. King's grumpy-old-man shtick is gratingly clichéd, and the film is too long, but Schaeffer has crafted some complex roles for the rest of his ensemble cast.


Release details

134 mins

Cast and crew

Eric Schaeffer
Alan King
Elizabeth Reaser
Christopher Kovaleski
Charles Parnell
Eric Schaeffer