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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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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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

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Adventure | Drama

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

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4 December 2009 (USA)  »

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Están todos bien  »

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Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$8,855,646 (USA) (18 December 2009)
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During the film, the character of Frank, who made his livelihood in telephone wire, uses land-line telephones (payphones, etc). The children all use mobile (wireless) telephones. See more »

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In the scene where Frank's kids visit their father in the hospital, Robert's arms shift from crossed in the head-on shots to extended (leaning on the bed frame) in the side-angle shots. See more »

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[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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Papa Loves Mambo
Written by Al Hoffman, Dick Manning, Bickley Reichner (as Bickley "Bix" Reichner)
Performed by Perry Como
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label and The RCA/Jive Label Group, a Unit of Sony Music Entertainment by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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