The title is a play on the saying “Friendship isn’t a big thing – it’s a million little things.”
It has been said that friendship isn’t one big thing, it’s a million little things. That is certainly true for a group of friends from Boston who bonded under unexpected circumstances. Some have achieved success, others are struggling in their careers and relationships, but all of them feel stuck in life. After one of them dies unexpectedly, it’s just the wake-up call the others need to finally start living. Along the way, they discover that friends may be the one thing that can save them from themselves.In a fancy office building in Boston, Jon Dixon puts on some shiny, initialed cufflinks, fixes his tie, negotiates a deal on his earpiece (during which he tells whomever is on the other end of the line that “everything happens for a reason”), and tells his assistant Ashley to take a long lunch.In the bedroom he shares with his wife Katherine , Eddie is packing a suitcase. He’s leaving her because he doesn’t like the Indian food she’s always making him eat . His plans are scrapped, however, when his wife comes home and asks him to pick up their son Theo that night.In a breast cancer examination room, Gary is having X-rays reviewed. His doctor is distracted with a highly-specific salad order, so Gary interrupts to ask if his cancer is back.In a beautiful kitchen, Rome is signing a suicide note and prepping to take bunch of pills. Ironically, his life-ending plans are delayed momentarily because his Brita is empty and — as a background news report informs us — the Boston area is dealing with a water contamination problem so he won’t drink tap water. The time it takes for his water to purify is enough of a window for him to receive a call that causes him to spit out the pills.Jon has jumped from his office window, plummeting to his death…………..
- David Giuntoli as Eddie Saville, a music teacher and stay-at-home dad who is having marital problems.
- Romany Malco as Rome Howard, who yearns to accomplish something more meaningful with his life.
- Allison Miller as Maggie Bloom, a therapist.
- Christina Moses as Regina Howard, a chef who wants to open her own restaurant.
- Christina Ochoa as Ashley Morales, Jon’s assistant.
- Grace Park as Katherine Kim, who used to be the fun one of the group, but now is a mom juggling her career and parenting her son.
- James Roday as Gary Mendez, a friend of Eddie, Jon, and Rome, and a survivor of breast cancer.
- Stéphanie Szostak as Delilah Dixon, Jon’s widow.
- Tristan Byon as Theo Saville, Eddie and Katherine’s son.
- Lizzy Greene as Sophie Dixon, Jon and Delilah’s moody goth 16-year-old daughter.
- Chance Hurstfield as Daniel “Danny” Dixon, Jon and Delilah’s son and Sophie’s little brother.
- Sam Huntington as Tom, a mystery man from Maggie’s past.
- Ron Livingston as Jonathan “Jon” Dixon, a successful businessman who unexpectedly takes his own life.
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