A noted but currently blocked novelist (Greg Kinnear) illogically waits for the return of his now-remarried ex-wife (Jennifer Connelly) while encouraging his two teenage kids (Lily Collins and Nat Wolff) to become writers. I’m not sure what this fairly formulaic film is about, save for everyone learning facile lessons about life and love, etc.

Nothing here remotely reflects reality, but it’s inoffensive and an amiable if rather pointless date movie. I suspect that this 2012 debut effort by Josh Boone is being imported now because of the deserved success of his more recent The Fault in Our Stars. Japanese title: Happy End ga Kakeru Made. (96 min)