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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 <>

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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 »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

22 December 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Family Man  »

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Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£521,322 (UK) (22 December 2000)


ESP 596,451,055 (Spain) (29 June 2001)

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When Kate is talking about how their lives changed, she says, "When you stepped in at the store" referring to when Big Ed had the heart attack, but it also refers to when Jack intervened with Cash at the convenience store, and his life changed. See more »


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Jack: We have a house in Jersey. We have two kids, Annie and Josh. Annie's not much of a violin player, but she tries real hard. She's a little precocious, but that's only because she says what's on her mind. And when she smiles... And Josh, he has your eyes. He doesn't say much, but we know he's smart. He's always got his eyes open, he's always watching us. Sometimes you can look at him and you just know he's learning something new. It's like witnessing a miracle. The house is a mess but it's ours. ...
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Just what I needed, When I needed it
24 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I never thought that a movie would change my life. I never dreamed that a message could come through so loud and clear, as this movie's message. On the corporate treadmill, I was running faster and faster and creating a really chaotic life for my family. I nearly lost them, the family; to a corporation that did not love me, care for me, or nurture me. I got off of the treadmill, and took a less demanding job. I sleep in my own bed at nights with the woman I love. The frequent flier miles and first class upgrades, and huge bonuses are all gone but not missed. I named the llc company that holds our real estate investments ICHUZUS (I Choose Us) from the movie quote. I can't help but think that this flick has positively affected many people's lives. Many thanks to the writers and those that brought it to life. Take care, I chose us.

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