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
In the scene where Kate is lying in the bed and Jack is asking her to remember him no matter what, Kate is reading a book called 'Being There' by Jerzy Kosinski. The book is barely seen in the screen but it has a connection. It is the story of Chauncey Gardiner, an enigmatic but distinguished man who emerges from nowhere to become an heir to the throne of a Wall Street tycoon. Similar to the storyline of Jack at that moment, as he tries to move into the investment firm from a tire salesman job. See more »
When Jack wakes up the day after Christmas and sees Kate in the shower, she says "Tuesday's your day", implying it is Jack's turn to take the kids to winter camp and daycare. This means Christmas was on Monday and Christmas Eve was on Sunday. Jack was at the office on Christmas Eve and he told his employees in the war room there was still a full day of trading but the markets never trade on Sunday. See more »
When you got on that plane, I was sure it was over. I left the airport afraid I'd never see you again. And then you showed up the very next day. That was a good surprise. You know, I think about the decision you made... maybe I was being naive, but I believed that we would grow old together in this house. That we'd spend holidays here and have our grandchildren come visit us here. I had this image of us, all grey and wrinkly, and me working in the garden and you re-painting the deck. But things...
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As actor Robert Downey Sr.'s name scrolls up the screen during the credits, the words "(a prince)" appear next to it. This happens in other movies in which he appears. See more »
from opera "La Scala di Seta (The Silken Ladder)"
Written by Gioachino Rossini
Arranged and adapted by Harold Perry
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Pierino Gamba (as Piero Gamba)
Courtesy of Decca Music Group/Universal International Music, B.V.
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I found this movie to be a very nice remix of "It's a Wonderful Life", much like "You've got Mail" is a remix of "Pride and Prejudice" (and totally hints at this within the film). A classic film to make you reexamine your own life, and think about what is really important and meaningful for you, what is success and happiness? Young dreamers in love with their successful careers instead of each other, find out that maybe their love really was meant to be. This is what Nicholas Cage finds out, and when he wakes up from the dream of what 'could have been', he rushes to stop 'loosing her' again, and hopefully still live the happily ever after dream. Nicholas Cage provides a stunning and comical performance in character, from the aggressive businessman - big business and small business - to a loving father and husband with his charming sense of humor. Quite a romantic film to watch with that 'someone special' during the holidays.
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