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The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008)

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A commitment-phobic man reunites with his estranged, ailing father and comes to terms with his own childhood.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ron Rocket
Armando Acevedo ...
Mexican Caddie
Holland Hayes ...
Golfer #1
Golfer #2
Claire (as Susanne K. Taylor)
Gary Moss ...
Round Man
Perky Woman
Rental Car Guy (as Ethan Smith)
Peggy Sheffield ...


Christopher Rocket is a man devoted to his work but unable to commit to his girlfriend Anne or anything else in his personal life. He returns to his hometown after his estranged father Tom Rocket suffers a stroke. Jane Rocket, his mother, is a central figure in his dysfunctional past. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 January 2008 (USA)  »

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Very Good Film. Vintage Sharon Stone
2 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this at Sundance earlier in the year. I didn't know anything about it going into the festival and it blew me away. Sharon Stone was terrific. I'm not a huge fan of hers, but the scenes of her and her son when he was a boy were terrific. Tom Arnold was also great as her car sales/womanizing husband. Jimmy Fallon was oddly serious throughout the film. I was hoping he'd crack a jock every once in a while, but he was supposed to play is straight and he was good. Lucy Liu was also good as his girlfriend. The movie was a thoughtful/funny meditation on the father/son/family dynamic...of loss, love and regrets. Surprisingly good film.

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