Adult themes, medium level coarse language, medium level sex scene
|Actors:||Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Ellen Barkin, Tobey Maguire, Eliza Dushku, Chris Cooper, Carla Gugino, Jonah Blechman|
He looked like the ideal husband. He seemed like the perfect father. That's just what they needed. But that's not what they got.
In 1957, Toby (DiCaprio) and his divorced mother Caroline (Barkin) travel across America looking for a place where life will be better. Desperate to make a decent home life for her son, Caroline agrees to marry her ardent suitor Dwight (De Niro). Dwight might look, walk and talk like the perfect father, but to Caroline's horror he soon turns out to be an evil, bullying tyrant who is determined to make Toby's life as painful and miserable as possible...