Love and Other Impossible Pursuits is an adaptation based upon the book of the same name by Ayelet Waldman and went widely unnoticed during it's very limited theatrical release with a gross of barely $20,000, despite the star power behind it. Unfortunately, it is rather underwhelming. A strong subject matter, the screenplay and how it has been brought to screen is rather cliched (note, I have not read the book so unsure how close it is), and whilst there are some quite powerful moments, such as seeing the picture of the family William has drawn, the story is formulaic and doesn't feel like it is anything you haven't seen before. There are some noteworthy performances from Scott Cohen, Natalie Portman and Charlie Tahan, but I do have to wonder how Lisa Kudrow manages to get work as she is the weak link (though she is a regular for drector Don Roos). Worth a look, but nothing new. 3/5
If you are deaf or hard of hearing, please note the UK rental Blu-ray which I viewed contained no subtitles. I cannot confirm if the retail Blu-ray release does.