It reads as the story of every child with an absent parent who wonders if they're just not good enough, with the twist of the absent parent being omnipresent in film (even if he shouldn't be in some of them).
The story has some problems though -- beyond the fact that we have no idea who the "source" providing all of the details might be.
There's no telling what Katie Holmes has told Suri to explain her father's absence.
And it was something of a family affair, as they were joined by Katie's 11-year-old daughter Suri, who earlier in the day the actress had taken on a back-to-school shopping spree in the upscale neighbourhood of Calabasas.
Wearing a red plaid shirt with figure-hugging blue jeans and a pair of patterned flat shoes, the Thank You For Smoking star carried a large taupe leather handbag.
With her chestnut brown tresses slicked back into in a sleek bun, she carried a colourful patterned bag as she strolled beside her mother in pink flip-flops.
Onlookers tell Mail Online that Jamie was later seen making his way through the same area to pick up some treats from a local frozen yogurt store before driving over to Katie's multi-million dollar home in his Mercedes SUV.
However, the pair have never been photographed together in public and deny persistent dating rumours following Katie's 2012 divorce from Tom.