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A Family Man (2016)

R | | Drama | 28 July 2017 (USA)
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A headhunter whose life revolves around closing deals in a survival-of-the-fittest boiler room, battles his top rival for control of their job placement company -- his dream of owning the company clashing with the needs of his family.

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Mark Williams

Writer:

Bill Dubuque
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alison Brie ... Lynn Wilson
Gerard Butler ... Dane Jensen
Willem Dafoe ... Ed Blackridge
Dustin Milligan ... Sumner
Julia Butters ... Lauren Jensen
Gretchen Mol ... Elise Jensen
Maxwell Jenkins ... Ryan Jensen
Alfred Molina ... Lou Wheeler
Kathleen Munroe ... Toni
Anupam Kher ... Dr. Savraj Singh
Mimi Kuzyk ... Bernadine
Mayko Nguyen ... Teacher
Sadie Munroe ... Kid #1
Stephen Bogaert ... HR Manager
Scott Edgecombe Scott Edgecombe ... Recruiter #3
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Storyline

As the boss (Willem Dafoe) of a Chicago-based headhunter prepares to retire, Dane Jensen (Gerard Butler), who works at the Blackridge Recruiting agency arranging jobs for engineers, vies to achieve his longtime goal of taking over the company going head-to-head with his ambitious rival, Lynn Vogel (Alison Brie). However, Dane's 10-year-old son, Ryan (Maxwell Jenkins), is suddenly diagnosed with cancer and his professional priorities at work and personal priorities at home begin to clash with one another. Written by LuzerneCountySheriff

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Family Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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$1,641,235
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Screenwriter Bill Dubuque was a corporate headhunter for twelve years. See more »

Quotes

Lou Wheeler: All families got problems but you only got one.
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Frank's Wizards Hat
Written and performed by Simon Miminis
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Normalizing Boomer greed
13 June 2017 | by dinoluigivercottiSee all my reviews

Without going into specific details, there are quite a few disturbing pieces of rationale flung around in this movie.

There is a religious belief that childhood illnesses can be attributed to the sins of the parents. That belief is core to this movie. This movie claims you can cure a sick child by simply not being a scumbag for about 10 seconds. Not only that, your entire life will be redeemed, and yet essentially unchanged.

There are other disturbing claims. Like if you hire an aging Boomer your business will grow exponentially. Also, that being a scumbag from a mansion does not count as official scumbaggery. Even drunken whore-mongering can be redeemed, and yet continue unabated.

Apparently this is the new American Dream - a feel good movie for the unrepentant.


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