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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:
... Ron Rocket
Armando Acevedo ... Mexican Caddie
Holland Hayes ... Golfer #1
... Golfer #2
... Christopher Rocket
... Young Christopher Rocket
... Jane Rocket
... Anne
... Claire (as Susanne K. Taylor)
... Mark
Gary Moss ... Round Man
... Sandi
... Perky Woman
... Rental Car Guy (as Ethan Smith)
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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I want to see this movie a third time!
9 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie at Sundance and thought it was totally compelling (particularly Sharon Stone as the unhinged mom) and found many scenes profoundly reminded me of my own dysfunctional family. I caught myself laughing out loud a number of times, especially at Tony Hale - you know, buster from Arrested Development. I did find, however, the film seemed a little long and somehow unfinished - like a couple of other movies I saw at the festival which, I assume, is quite common. Imagine my surprise, when I recently heard from a friend that the movie had been shortened by the director and he was having a small screening of the new version. Wow - I thought this movie was good the first time I saw it, so I couldn't believe how much better it was the second time. Jimmy Fallon and Lucy Liu are fantastic together and the whole movie is smart, funny, moving and totally satisfying. I hope I can see it for a third time in theaters. You should see it too! LM


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