Successful publisher Will Atenton (Daniel Craig) quit a high power job in Manhattan to relocate his wife, Libby (Rachel Weisz), and two girls to a quaint New England town. But as they settle into their new life, they discover their perfect home was the scene of a murder of a mother and children. The entire city believes the murder was at the hands of the husband who survived. When Will investigates, he’s not sure if he’s starting to see ghosts or if the tragic story is hitting too close to home. His only clues come from Ann Paterson (Naomi Watts), a mysterious neighbor who knew those who were shot. As Will and Ann piece together the haunting puzzle, they must find out who murdered the family in Will’s dream house before he returns to kill again.
Rebellious teenager Rachel (Lindsay Lohan) screams, swears, drinks and is – in a word – uncontrollable. With her latest car crash, Rachel has broken the final rule in her mom, Lilly’s (Felicity Huffman) San Francisco home. With nowhere else to take the impulsive and rambunctious girl, Lilly hauls her daughter to the one place she swore she would never return … her mother’s Idaho farm. Matriarch Georgia (Jane Fonda) is not your typical sweet and doting grandmother. She lives her life by a number of unbreakable rules, demanding that anyone she invites into her home do the same. Now saddled with raising Rachel, Georgia's patience will be put to the test. Rachel's journey will lead all three women to revelations of buried secrets and an understanding that, no matter what happens, the family ties that bind them will never be broken.
A morally upright, young man Edward Wilson (Matt Damon) is recruited for a career in the newly founded predecessor of the CIA, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Influenced by widespread Cold War paranoia in the office, Wilson's idealistic outlook turns suspicious. His distrust of his co-workers grows as he ascends in rank to an influential veteran operative. Ultimately, his dedication to his work comes a a price; leading Wilson to sacrifice his ideals and eventually, his family.
Tom Dobbs (Robin Williams) has made his career out of skewering politicians and speaking the mind of the exasperated nation on his talk show. Dobbs cracked scathing jokes at a fractured system night after night...until he came up with a funny idea: why not run for president himself? Dobbs ignites a grassroots movement that puts him on the ballot. Hot on the campaign trail, he debates elected drones and says exactly what frustrated voters have often thought. The muckraker wins – only to learn that a computer voting error gave him the victory. With time ticking on the inaugural clock, Dobbs has a big decision to make: should he go back behind the mike or stay in the Oval Office?
Brandon Lang (Matthew McConaughey) is a former college football star whose uncanny ability to predict the outcome of a game introduces him to an unexpected new career when his gridiron glory is sidelined by a crushing injury. Brandon’s talent makes him a prime candidate for recruitment by Walter (Al Pacino), the head of one of the biggest sports consulting operations in the country. Walter hires the small town, ex-athlete and grooms him into a shrewd front man.