The Family Man
High-powered Wall Street bachelor Jack Campbell is living life in the fast lane until he gets the shock of a lifetime when he wakes up one morning in suburban New Jersey next to Kate (Tea Leoni), the girlfriend he left 13 years ago.
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Pleasant movie despite some predictability.
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Fresh: If you're looking for a heartfelt, feel-good holiday movie, just give in and enjoy.
- Chris Gore, Film Threat, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Rotten: The makers of The Family Man were trying to do a kind of reverse It's a Wonderful Life without ever realizing that it doesn't work on paper, much less on the screen.
- Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid, Friday, May 26, 2006
Fresh: I voted for the happy ending, thusly, my enjoyment was diminished.
- John Venable, Supercala.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Seems to rarely look at the theme it claims to convey--that married life is preferable to being single. What it really does is contrast being wealthy to being middle-class, though the comparisons it makes mean little. While the final, quasi-climactic scene at last satisifies the wont for a wholly title-appropriate theme the film so lacks, it does so far too late and with little meaning as the ending neither satisfies nor leaves the viewer happy or optimistic. A decent film, still; Cage's and Leoni's chemistry is great and the screenplay isn't terrible. It's just completely off-message for the majority of the film.
- rjayhutchinson, Friday, July 30, 2010
This was such a good movie. Definitely one of Nicholas Cage's best films. It's so sweet.
- gatorgirl13, Tuesday, October 16, 2007
i just gave this a second viewing, the first being 7 years ago when this came out, and either i forgot how good it was or my taste has changed because it was much better than i remember. this scrooge style story was touching and funny. it made me want to be a better father and husband. good stuff.
- sanjurosamurai, Wednesday, December 19, 2007