Actor Liev Schreiber makes an admirable directorial debut with this film about Jonathan (Elijah Wood), an American traveler seeking out a family history, mainly his ancestors ties to the Holocaust, overseas. A breakdancing Ukrainian (Eugene Hutz) and his grandfather (Boris Leskin) lead him on a journey to investigate the story of Jonathans grandfather, and they make some remarkable discoveries. Schreiber does nice things with visuals and gives the film a decent sense of humor. An ongoing bit involving the grandfathers demented dog gets good laughs, as does Jonathans tendency to place things in plastic bags. The film feels a bit long in spots, but overall, its a good effort from Schreiber with a decent Wood performance. The emotional payoff is significant and moving.