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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:
Tom Arnold ... Ron Rocket
Armando Acevedo Armando Acevedo ... Mexican Caddie
Holland Hayes Holland Hayes ... Golfer #1
Karl Anthony ... Golfer #2
Jimmy Fallon ... Christopher Rocket
Chase Ellison ... Young Christopher Rocket
Sharon Stone ... Jane Rocket
Lucy Liu ... Anne
Susanne Kreitman Taylor ... Claire (as Susanne K. Taylor)
John Connon ... Mark
Gary Moss Gary Moss ... Round Man
Bree Turner ... Sandi
Gail Golden ... Perky Woman
Ethan S. Smith ... Rental Car Guy (as Ethan Smith)
Peggy Sheffield Peggy Sheffield ... Nurse
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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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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 2008 (USA) See more »

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28 May 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Ron Rocket (Tom Arnold) has a stroke during his weekly golf game. His son Christopher Rocket (Jimmy Fallon) is estranged and living in NYC with his girlfriend Anne (Lucy Liu). He goes home to Arcade, Florida where they have the big house in the small town. He reconnects with womanizing friend Nickie Apple (Tony Hale) and old crush Kim Temple (Jordana Spiro). In flashbacks, his flighty mother Jane (Sharon Stone) asks Ron to make that "The Year of Getting to Know Us". Christine Jacobson (Illeana Douglas) is their neighbor.

Jimmy Fallon is trying dramatic acting. It's limited. The directions are also limited. The writing needs some interest. Hale is interesting but in general, the modern time is a drag. The flashbacks could be a compelling coming-of-age story for the young Chris. I rather cut out the entire present day story and do only the past. I suggest this fully understanding that Tom Arnold is a big part of that part of the story. He would probably be better in dramatic acting than Jimmy Fallon.


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