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The Family Man (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy  |  22 December 2000 (USA)
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A fast-lane investment broker, offered the opportunity to see how the other half lives, wakes up to find that his sports car and girlfriend have become a mini-van and wife.

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A modern-day Frank Capra story. Jack Campbell, a successful and talented businessman, is happily living his single life. He has everything, or so he thinks. One day he wakes up in a new life where he didn't leave his college girlfriend for a London trip. He's married to Kate, lives in Jersey and has two kids. He, of course, desperately wants his life back for which he has worked 13 years for. He's president of P. K. Lassiter Investment House and not a tire salesman at Big Ed's. He drives a Ferrari and not a mini-van that never starts. And most importantly he doesn't wake up in the morning with kids jumping on the bed. After a bad start, day by day he's more confident in his new life and starts to see what he's been missing. Turns out money's good to have but that's not everything. Written by <speedy33417@yahoo.com>

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What if you made different choices? What if you said yes, instead of no? What if you got a second chance? See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sensuality and some language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£521,322 (UK) (22 December 2000)

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ESP 596,451,055 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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According to the DVD commentary, the scene where Jack gets back into his minivan and the minivan won't start was a happy accident that wasn't supposed to happen. The director thought it was a perfect beat and left it in the final cut. See more »

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When Jack is bowling with the team from Big Ed's he leaves a number of pins standing. When he turns aways from the lanes, feeling triumphant, we see that no pins standing and they're not being re-set. See more »

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La La (Means I Love You)
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One of my all-time favorites!! (Don't read this if you haven't seen it)
24 April 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I absolutely love this movie!! Of course I already liked Cage so it wasn't hard. I think he did a wonderful job of looking confused as all get out when he woke up in the house, and an even better job of looking horrified at his "new" life. He made you really believe that he went from every man's dream of a perfect life to suburban middle class hell, lol! But he also did a wonderful job of transitioning from resentful to begrudgingly intrigued to acceptance. I think Tea Leoni and Jeremy Piven were superb in this as well. It was sweet, romantic, and funny. All very important in a romantic comedy. Setting it at Christmas time added to the feel. Anyone who has kids can identify with the moral of the story.


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