A man struggles to keep his family and himself together under trying circumstances in this independent drama from writer and director Richard Levine. Ned (Liev Schreiber) works as a writer for a television series, "Mercy Medical," and his job has become increasingly difficult as his producer Garrett (Eddie Izzard) demands increasingly outlandish storylines; Ned objects, but the new guy on the staff, Brian (David Harbour), is more than happy to deliver. At home, Ned's wife, Jeannie (Helen Hunt), is dividing her time between running a business and looking after her elderly father, Ernie (Brian Dennehy), whose uncertain temper is all the more precarious as his ill health has pushed him into suicidal depression. With Helen occupied with her dad's problems, Ned has to deal with their two sons, teenage Jonah (Ezra Miller), who has recently acknowledged his homosexuality, and younger Ethan (Skyler Fortgang), a talented musician deeply troubled by his grandfather's ill health. Meanwhile, as his home life becomes more chaotic, Ned is given a new writing partner, Robin (Carla Gugino), who is smart, sexy, and clearly attracted to him. Every Day received its world premiere at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.
by Mark Deming synopsis