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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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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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2.35 : 1
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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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10 November 2004 | by (Raleigh, North Carolina) – See all my reviews

Without going into too much of the main storyline (you can read the reviews for that) I'll say that this movie is a very touching look at "what might have been." While I'm not a Cage fan, I'll give kudos to him, in that he portrayed his confused character masterfully. His struggles from realizing that he has left his high-octane business/playboy life for a simple family life are fun to watch.

And Tea Leoni....woohoo!

Nice holiday movie. Probably not one for the younger kids, due to some content (Tea's shower scene is STUNNING!) and innuendo, but definitely one you can be entertained by. 7 out of 10 stars.

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