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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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Frank's travelling light but carrying excess baggage (UK Quad) See more »


Adventure | Drama

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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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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 »


Rosie changes her utensil-holding hand between childhood and adulthood, but this not unheard of. 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 »


Mannequins in Love
Written and Performed by William Joseph Martin, Marc Ferrari
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This may be DeNiro's Best Performance Since Awakenings
5 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie last night in a crowded theatre with persons of varying ages. At the conclusion of the film, I noticed smiles and tears in the eyes of the older viewers and some boredom and rush to leave in the younger ones. This is a movie for parents and will probably not appeal much to the under 25 set.

That said, this is a beautiful, heart-felt, and sometimes painful story of a father recognizing and coming to grips with the reality of his parenting and his lack of control over his children's lives. It is about truth and how we try to spare others pain or discomfort. It is about how many parents still see their grown up children as small children who we are responsible for.

While the supporting cast turn in good performances, this is Robert DeNiro's movie. It is his best performance since Awakenings (he deserved that Oscar, and not just the nomination).

I suspect that this film will get a lot of nominations, but don't think it will win many awards. I base that on the idea that they younger voters have not yet been in the shoes of the older ones and will not be fully able to appreciate the character or his growth and understanding.

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