Movie Review: Everybody's Fine

Thursday, February 25, 2010
Synopsis: A widower embarks on an impromptu road trip to reconnect with each of his grown children only to discover that their lives are far from picture perfect.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell, Lucian Maisel
Directed by: Kirk Jones
U.S. Rating: PG-13

I should start saying that you shouldn't be sold by the trailer. The marketing behind the trailers and clips made it work, since it was sold as a comedy/drama, but the film is 100% drama, emotional and sentimental drama. Everybody's Fine brigs a message of the importance of family relationships through Frank Goode's story. Frank is a widower who is expecting the visit of his grown children for Christmas, but all of them have canceled their visit. Facing the dilemma of being at home alone, Frank avoids his doctor's recommendation of not flying and decides to travel by bus and train throughout the country and visit his children, but they're not expecting him. Soon, Frank will notice that they haven't been truly honest with him and have kept some important things about their lives away from him.

The film is basically shown through Frank's eyes, his experiences, dreams, thoughts, frustrations, disappointments and sadness. A really thoughtful, sad and sentimental film that will touch your fibers, especially when you're away from your parents and relatives. It will make you think about the importance of family bounds, relationships and how important it is , especially for your parents. Totally recommended!

What did I like from this movie?

1. It gathered such an amazing cast
2. Robert De Niro's performance, I really enjoyed it!
3. The message behind the plot

What did I dislike from this movie?

1. Nothing, I really enjoyed it. Maybe it will be forgettable

I would rate this movie with a 3/5

What did you like or dislike from this movie? What would you rate this movie?

Enjoy it!... Watch it!


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