Tobey Maguire is Capt. Sam Cahill, warmly wedded to Grace (Natalie Portman), father of Isabelle and Maggie. Jake Gyllenhaal is his sibling, Tommy, out after a term for outfitted theft. Their dad, Hank Cahill (Sam Shepard), makes minimal mystery of his pride in Sam and his hatred for Tommy.
Be that as it may, Tommy in his own particular manner is attempting to stay away from more inconvenience. Word arrives that Sam has kicked the bucket in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Portman handles this blow, and the entire motion picture, in a touchingly develop way; it increases her affection for her little girls. Tommy, clumsily, dreadfully, tries to bail her out with occupations around the house that Sam would have done.