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
Filming took place in Connecticut and New York City, including several scenes filmed at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. See more »
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 »
You Keeping busy?
Yeah, I've been busy.
Busy doin' what?
Busy in the garden.
In the garden, you know what, you're missing work, that's what, I can see that.
No I'm not missing work.
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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The photographs Frank took during his journey are shown alongside the end credits. See more »
I'd Rather Have You
Written by Thelma Blackmon
Performed by Wanda Jackson
Courtesy of Capitol Records Nashville
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music See more »
Very depressing, but good!
Went to a screening of this film today, and I had decided not to watch the trailer, or read anything about the movie before. Looking at the poster, I was expecting a Christmas-y comedy or something like that. I was totally wrong (and don't get me wrong this is definitely not a bad thing for the movie!) Just don't expect a laugh out loud comedy. It did have it's funny moments though, and those were great. The movie made me feel really really bad for the De Niro character, and through the whole thing just made me want to go give him a big hug LOL. De Niro's performance was great and made you feel what that character was feeling at that time. The other performances were also fairly good. All in all, a good movie as long as you are not expecting a straight out comedy! I would definitely recommend seeing this one when it comes out in theaters.
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