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Everybody's Fine (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Drama  |  4 December 2009 (USA)
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A widower who realized his only connection to his family was through his wife sets off on an impromptu road trip to reunite with each of his grown children.



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Young Amy (as Lily Sheen)


Frank Goode lives by himself in Elmira, NY, a recent widower with heart trouble, retired from a factory job, proud of having pushed his adult children toward success. In the summer, all four kids bail on a reunion, so, against doctor's orders, Frank decides to surprise each with a visit. He sets out to see his artist son in New York City, his daughter the ad exec in Chicago, his son the conductor on tour and presently in Denver, and his daughter who's a performer in Vegas. None are as he imagines or hopes. Will they let him see themselves as they are, and can this dad adapt? Written by <>

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Frank wanted the holidays to be picture perfect. What he got was family. See more »


Adventure | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 December 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Están todos bien  »

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Box Office


$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,852,068 (USA) (4 December 2009)


$8,855,646 (USA) (18 December 2009)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In "Taxi Driver" (1976), Robert DiNiro's character Travis Bickle utters the famous line "You talkin' to me?" When Amy's co-workers are acting out a television commercial, one of their lines is "You lookin' for me?" See more »


The shots of Union Station in Chicago where he gets on the train are of a train station in Connecticut. The Union Station in Chicago does not have mezzanine sitting for coffee. See more »


[first lines]
Butcher: You Keeping busy?
Frank Goode: Yeah, I've been busy.
Butcher: Busy doin' what?
Frank Goode: Busy in the garden.
Butcher: [wryly] In the garden, you know what, you're missing work, that's what, I can see that.
Frank Goode: No I'm not missing work.
Butcher: Yeah, you miss the buzz and the jokes and the guys, I know that, don't tell me that's not true.
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Crazy Credits

The photographs Frank took during his journey are shown alongside the end credits. See more »


Featured in The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2010) See more »


The Time of Times
Written by Damon Gough (as Damon Michael Gough)
Performed by Damon Gough (as Badly Drawn Boy)
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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A LITTLE GEM, Euro-style
7 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wasn't planning on seeing this movie until I read some of the other IMDb reviews--then I reconsidered because one of the reviewers said it would be more meaningful to older folks with adult children. Glad I did. It's a little gem. It's more like a European film really, where nothing much happens (action-wise) but the characters are so well-drawn. Or, to put it another way, it's like reading a novel by Anne Tyler. I did think of ABOUT SCHMIDT during this movie--similar theme of a recent widower on a road-trip of self-discovery--but only to reflect on DeNiro's more subtle characterization. The movie is very well cast as a whole and all the acting, particularly from the child actors, is very natural and unaffected.

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