This is a perfect example of a film that tries to be something when it isn't very much at all. Sadly, this picture was a startling disappointment, although I am fond of Paul Dano. The film felt like an attempt to be a more hip "Kramer vs. Kramer". Even the two hours the main character gets to spend with his daughter felt like an actual two hours. Too much space to do things, not enough chances taken, in my opinion.
Its leisurely pace might drive off many viewers, but actually, it manages to show sensitivity without being corny. Review and Rating: http://alwayswatchgoodmovies.blogspot.com/2013/02/for-ellen-2012.html