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The Family Man (2000)

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

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22 December 2000 (USA)  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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£521,322 (UK) (22 December 2000)

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$75,764,085 (USA) (30 March 2001)
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In the script version, Jack sings 'Witchcraft' by Frank Sinatra to Kate during her birthday party. In the movie, it had been switched to 'La, La, La Means I Love You' by The Delfonics. See more »

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When Cash stops the Ferrari beside the van as he and Jack talk, we can see sunlight on the van. When Jack steps out of the Ferrari, the sunlight is gone and the sky is overcast. See more »

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Arnie: [quoting Jack] Don't screw up the best thing in your life just because you're a little unsure about who you are.
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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 »

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References Bonanza (1959) See more »

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I Don't Know How I Got By
Written by Diane Warren
Performed by Edwin McCain
Courtesy of Lava/Atlantic Records
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Loved it.
30 July 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a heart-warming, if somewhat sentimental film at times, but with a superb cast, and very well written. The chemistry between Cage and Leoni is something quite rare - in fact, I can't think of a film with such amazing chemistry between the two leads.

As far as the storyline is concerned, I don't have too much to add to the comments that are already posted. Whatever limitations the film's storyline or premise has, the individual performances rise above it.

In the DVD extras there is an interesting comment by the producer where he says he challenges any man to watch the film and not want to live with Tea Leoni and I must say I wholeheartedly agree with him. To be fair her character is completely idealised (naturally beautiful but unaffected by it, intelligent, insightful, sexy, gracious, humble, caring, unstoppably positive and non-demanding). Have you ever met anyone like this in real life?

I enjoyed this film so much that it just about creeps into my all time top ten. The only reason a romantic comedy made it in there is because the performances and the chemistry elevate the film above any other romantic comedy I have seen, both before and since.


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