David (Joe Boyd) lost his job and his way, so with coaxing from his roommate, he decides to hire a life coach named Joyce (Rebecca St. James), who turns out to be quite pretty. As part of the plan to get him back on track, David joins a volunteer group at a retirement home (featuring Oscar winner Shirley Jones as one of the residents at the home) led by Joyce, but runs into William (Hunter Shepard), his former boss and before long William and David are locked in competition for Joyce’s affections.
For all of the standard romcom elements at play, the slight twist in A Strange Brand of Happy, from writer-director Brad Wise, is a decidedly faith-based approach. Opens Sept. 13 at the Kenwood Theatre. (PG-13) Not screened in time for review
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