The 2011 romantic drama “Every Day” from Tribeca Films was written and directed by Richard Levine. Starring: Carla Gugino, Liev Schreiber, Helen Hunt, Eddie Izzard, Brian Dennehy, Ezra Miller, David Harbour, Benita Robledo, Chris Beetem, Tilky Jones, Daniel Yelsky, Skyler Fortgang, Bianca Giancoli, George Riddle and Sabrina Hahn.
Ned (Liev Schrieber) is a writer for a dramatic television series, “Mercy Medical,” and feels stuck in a job that is becoming increasingly more frustrating and less fulfilling as the weeks go by. The wealth of aggravation comes courtesy of his producer Garrett (Eddie Izzard) who constantly demands more action oriented storylines and whose mind is permanently on another planet. Although Ned tries to be the voice of reason in production meetings, the new kid on the block, Brian (David Harbour), eagerly jumps at the idea of scoring points and possibly a promotion.
After 15 years of marriage and fidelity, Ned is currently battling to keep his family and himself together under trying the weight of the reality of how ordinary his life has become and starts wondering if his expectations are just too high. Meanwhile his wife Jeannie (Helen Hunt) is juggling the stress Ned brings home from his awful job, her floundering career and motherhood along with being a reluctant caregiver to her father Ernie (Brian Dehenny) that she doesn’t understand and who irritates her to no end.
With two intelligent sons to keep up with, and their growing pains to manage, Jeannie and Ned try to manage the questions and expectations of their children while being sensitive to her father’s serious health condition which is causing him to sink further into depression. With all of the activities and responsibilities Ned and Jeannie share, their own personal relationship has started drifting into oblivion from sheer physical and mental exhaustion.
But Jeannie is so wrapped and tied with her own high expectations that she fails to see how Ned is beginning to become distant. When Robin (Carla Gugino) is paired with Ned to help work on new angles for the television show, sexual desire comes calling in a very attractive form. The temptation to wander is definitely encouraged however Ned is also aware of the price he will pay in guilt even if Jeannie never discovers his infidelity and how it might jeopardize his already shaky career.