This is a movie about being lost. Not just sorry for yoursef kind of lost, but lost in the way that many of us can relate to. In this movie based on a true story, Nick Flynn is a guy who is trying to find a place for himsef and has an estraged relationship with his father. The only thing that connects these two men is their aspirations to be a writer. Something that is not as romantic as many fims make writing to be. This is a great movie to watch when you are in the mood for something a bit funny as well as introspective.