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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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Amy
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Jack
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Jeff
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Tom
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Jilly
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Mugger
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Dr. Ed
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David
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Young David
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Young Amy (as Lily Sheen)
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Young Robert
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Storyline

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

Genres:

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

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,852,068, 6 December 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,855,646, 20 December 2009
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Trivia

During the film, Frank (Robert De Niro), who made his livelihood in telephone wire, uses land-line telephones (payphones, et cetera). The children all use mobile (wireless) telephones. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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 »


Soundtracks

The Time of Times
Written by Badly Drawn Boy (as Damon Michael Gough)
Performed by 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 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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