The Year of Spectacular Men

Actor Lea Thompson (Back to the Future) makes her directorial debut with this ribald comedy about young-adult growing pains, costarring her real-life daughters, Zooey and Madelyn Deutch, as siblings and featuring herself as their New Age-y mother. The quirky, directionless elder sibling (Madelyn, who also wrote the script) moves in with her younger sister, a rising movie star (Zooey), and dates a rash of unavailable men. The beaus take up too much screen time, given that the most affecting love stories involve the sisters and their mother; the few scenes with this close-knit trio are the film’s highlights.