Before introverted word-nerd Zoe gains the courage to enter the National Scrabble Championship, she meets her emotional match in Marty, an irascible recluse. She finds him equally pitted against the opposing forces in her life – other people – including family, co-workers and a couple of particularly irksome adversaries standing in the way of her dream to become the world’s second female National Scrabble Champion.
A young French chef with a fondness for America and a life in shambles pushes the limits of the American Dream by converting a Chicago pizza shop into an escort-service for the super-rich with the help of a suburban slacker who dwells in his parents’ basement.
Erin Logan has lived with and cared for her non-verbal brother with autism, Jacob, for seven years since the death of their mother. After she stumbles into a chance for love and friendship, she is forced to confront whether she can continue to care for her brother and have a chance at her own dreams at the same time. Director David Midell, an autism therapist, takes care to portray the lives of families with autism with authenticity, dignity, and love in this heartwarming story.