Adam Scott has a knack for playing d*ckish characters in movies like Step Brothers and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, but he's channeled the same kind of sweet and logical characteristics he had while playing the lovable Ben Wyatt in Parks and Recreation for this. Ed Mackenzie is Madeline's stable, affectionate husband who just wants the best for his wife and kids. Take one passage, when Ed is describing to Jane the moment he fell in love with Madeline when they were just kids during a cricket game:
"So out she'd come, flick, flick of the hair, flounce, flounce of the dress, and she'd take the bat, and next thing, WHAM!" He slammed an imaginary cricket bat. "And those boys would fall to their knees, clutching their heads. That's when I fell in love with her. Truly, madly, deeply. Watching from my bedroom window."