“Alternate” is used in the loosest sense here because the only thing that differs between this ending and the one in the theatrical cut is that we get to spend four more wonderful minutes with the Pat, Pat Sr., Tiff, Danny, & co at their home. It would have been a nice way to end the film but I’m also just as content with it being a bonus feature on the DVD/blu-ray. I saw the movie twice back in September at TIFF and loved it so I’m definitely looking forward to revisiting it again.
Adapted from the best-selling novel by Matthew Quick, the film centers on a former teacher who, after spending four years in a mental institution, moves back in with his family and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. The DVD/blu-ray will gets released April 31st.