A modern-day Frank Capra story. Jack Campbell, a successful and talented businessman, is happily living his single life. He has everything, or so he thinks. One day he wakes up in a new life where he didn't leave his college girlfriend for a London trip. He's married to Kate, lives in Jersey and has two kids. He, of course, desperately wants his life back for which he has worked 13 years for. He's president of P. K. Lassiter Investment House and not a tire salesman at Big Ed's. He drives a Ferrari and not a mini-van that never starts. And most importantly he doesn't wake up in the morning with kids jumping on the bed. After a bad start, day by day he's more confident in his new life and starts to see what he's been missing. Turns out money's good to have but that's not everything.Written by
In the script version, Jack sings 'Witchcraft' by Frank Sinatra to Kate during her birthday party. In the movie, it had been switched to 'La, La, La Means I Love You' by The Delfonics. See more »
When Jack wakes up the day after Christmas and sees Kate in the shower, she says "Tuesday's your day", implying it is Jack's turn to take the kids to winter camp and daycare. This means Christmas was on Monday and Christmas Eve was on Sunday. Jack was at the office on Christmas Eve and he told his employees in the war room there was still a full day of trading but the markets never trade on Sunday. See more »
[Kate is sitting at a table working on her laptop and eating some chocolate cake when Jack arrives home]
Hi honey. How was the game?
Long, boring, and generally pretty sad. Arnie seemed to enjoy it. Sorta.
[he opens up the refrigerator and looks inside]
Hey where's that chocolate cake?
[Kate looks at her plate and back at Jack]
Do you mean this chocolate cake?
[Jack looks at her and shuts the fridge door. He starts walking to her]
That's my piece. I was saving it because I got nauseated by that ...
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As actor Robert Downey Sr.'s name scrolls up the screen during the credits, the words "(a prince)" appear next to it. This happens in other movies in which he appears. See more »
A scene with Paul Sorvino was filmed but edited out of the final cut. The scene can be seen on the deleted scenes section of the DVD. See more »
from opera "La Scala di Seta (The Silken Ladder)"
Written by Gioachino Rossini
Arranged and adapted by Harold Perry
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Pierino Gamba (as Piero Gamba)
Courtesy of Decca Music Group/Universal International Music, B.V.
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The Family Man made me laugh so hard I cried. I went to see this movie yesterday with a couple of free passes that had to be used up before the end of the year. Happy New Year!
This is my favorite type of movie, the fish out of water movie. Nicolas Cage and Téa Leoni were really great together. I've always liked Téa Leoni. I remember her in Flying Blind. Too bad that show only lasted one season.
It struck me funny when Cage, as Jack Campbell, says, "This is not my house.", that there wasn't any Talking Heads soundtrack behind him. It worked for me in the TV commercial.
Makenzie Vega was exceptional as the little girl.
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