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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Frank Goode
... Rosie
... Amy
... Robert
... Jack
... Jeff
... Tom
... Colleen
... Jilly
... Mugger
... Dr. Ed
... David
... Young David
... Young Amy (as Lily Sheen)
... Young Robert
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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 wanted the holidays to be picture perfect. What he got was family. See more »

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Adventure | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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4 December 2009 (USA)  »

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Están todos bien  »

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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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Sam Rockwell and Drew Barrymore appeared in Charlie's Angels (2000) and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002). See more »

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The plane that Frank took from Las Vegas is an Airbus A320 series plane but the plane in New York where he is taken off on a stretcher is a MD-80 series plane. 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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The photographs Frank took during his journey are shown alongside the end credits. See more »

Connections

Featured in Richard Roeper & the Movies: Everybody's Fine (2009) See more »

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Papa Loves Mambo
Written by Al Hoffman, Dick Manning, Bickley Reichner (as Bickley "Bix" Reichner)
Performed by Perry Como
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label and The RCA/Jive Label Group, a Unit of Sony Music Entertainment by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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This may be DeNiro's Best Performance Since Awakenings
5 December 2009 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie last night in a crowded theatre with persons of varying ages. At the conclusion of the film, I noticed smiles and tears in the eyes of the older viewers and some boredom and rush to leave in the younger ones. This is a movie for parents and will probably not appeal much to the under 25 set.

That said, this is a beautiful, heart-felt, and sometimes painful story of a father recognizing and coming to grips with the reality of his parenting and his lack of control over his children's lives. It is about truth and how we try to spare others pain or discomfort. It is about how many parents still see their grown up children as small children who we are responsible for.

While the supporting cast turn in good performances, this is Robert DeNiro's movie. It is his best performance since Awakenings (he deserved that Oscar, and not just the nomination).

I suspect that this film will get a lot of nominations, but don't think it will win many awards. I base that on the idea that they younger voters have not yet been in the shoes of the older ones and will not be fully able to appreciate the character or his growth and understanding.


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