The directorial debut of actor Judy Greer (13 Going on 30) is a strange and star-filled tragicomedy, set in and around an elementary school on Career Day. Though the pitch could have been “Like Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day, but with a dead body,” this ensemble film has a slight edge to compensate for its blaring score and some awkward comedic misfires. A subplot concerning a depressed music teacher (Anders Holm) fares better in its earnestness than some of the broader tableaus, like the school’s coprincipals (Allison Janney, Rob Riggle) finding a gardener’s corpse and hiding it in the teachers’ lounge. With Common, John Cho, Jennifer Garner, and Bradley Whitford.