4.8/10
773
7 user 8 critic

The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008)

Trailer
2:25 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

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

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The $cheme (2003)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.2/10 X  

Greed, lust and blackmail fuel the escapades of three down-and-out friends.

Director: Marcus Gautesen
Stars: Nathan Anderson, Brian Hooks, Andie Falconi
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The intertwining lives of three men reveal that each deal with his problems in different, self-destructive ways

Director: Ryan Eslinger
Stars: Dylan Baker, Stacie Bono, Timothy Hutton
Nómadas II (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A drama about a filmmaker working on a project about subway suicides.

Director: Ricardo Benet
Stars: Lucy Liu, Tamlyn Tomita, John Cothran
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A teenager with a high I.Q. who decides to become an actor. When his TV show gets cancelled, he is faced with a difficult career choice.

Director: Dominique Wirtschafter
Stars: Markus Redmond, Whoopi Goldberg, Keith David
$5 a Day (2008)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The son of a thrifty conman begrudgingly joins his father on the road.

Director: Nigel Cole
Stars: Christopher Walken, Alessandro Nivola, Sharon Stone
Fever Pitch (2005)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Lindsay is stuck in the middle of her relationship with Ben and his passion for the Boston Red Sox.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Stars: Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon, Jason Spevack
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A film noir buff has his life turned on end by a femme fatale with a big adventure in mind.

Director: Paul Soter
Stars: Cillian Murphy, Lucy Liu, Jason Sudeikis
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Leo Cauffield, chief of British counterespionage, fails by a whisker to arrest two fellow Cambridge-graduated spies who just manage to defect to Moscow, resigns and becomes a journalist. In... See full summary »

Director: Marek Kanievska
Stars: Sharon Stone, Rupert Everett, Julian Wadham
Border Run (2012)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A female American reporter searches for her missing brother against the backdrop of violence and human smuggling across the US/Mexican border.

Director: Gabriela Tagliavini
Stars: Sharon Stone, Promise LaMarco, Billy Zane
Taxi I (2004)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A mouthy and feisty taxicab driver has hot tips for a green and inept cop set on solving a string of New York City bank robberies committed by a quartet of female Brazilian bank robbers.

Director: Tim Story
Stars: Queen Latifah, Jimmy Fallon, Gisele Bündchen
Beautiful Joe (2000)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A bad girl becomes a con artist, gets into trouble with the mob and taps a nice-guy florist for help.

Director: Stephen Metcalfe
Stars: Sharon Stone, Billy Connolly, Gil Bellows
3 Needles (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A three-paneled look at the worldwide AIDS crisis: in Montreal, a porn actor (Ashmore) schemes to pass his mandatory blood test; a young nun (Sevigny) makes a personal sacrifice for the benefit of a South African village; in rural China, a black market operative (Liu) posing as a goverment-sanctioned blood drawer jeopardizes an entire village's safety.

Director: Thom Fitzgerald
Stars: Chloë Sevigny, Lucy Liu, Shawn Ashmore
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 January 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eliot Rockett  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Conan: Something Smelly That Way Went (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Save Me
Written and Performed by The Skies of America
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


21 of 34 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This movie has the smell of poo all over it... eddiebax-2
The girl who asks young Jimmy if he has a condom dgmitchell2001
Met him Judy_Mc_JudeJude
My City alibeth25
anyone know... GoldTeethNcurseforthsTwn
Garden State? bill-pyle
Discuss The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?