Becky and I went to see new movie Everybody’s Fine last night at the AMC theaters in Highlands Ranch, CO. The Fandango website at Everybody’s Fine describes the movie as follows:
““Everybody’s Fine,” a remake of Giuseppe Tornatore’s “Stanno Tutti Bene,” follows a widower (De Niro) who embarks on an impromptu road trip to reconnect with each of his grown children only to discover that their lives are far from picture perfect…”
Everybody’s Fine is a touching movie about a father who is trying to figure out his relationship with his adult children after they stand him up for a family reunion. His wife has passed away and his health is fading and he really wants to have a relationship with his children and be a part of their lives. Unfortunately, they are not sure of their relationship with him and it’s very sad as he goes from family member to family member only to be sent packing.
The acting in this movie is great by all the characters and the cast fits as well, even when they are children. It’s a very good family film with only a few cuss words, which is unusual for Mr. De Niro given his Casino days. Of course, they had to have the token gay character to keep the Hollywood elites happy, played by Drew Barrymore. However, in this movie, the character actually works because all of his children have serious relationship issues and everybody is not fine.
There is quite a bit of symbolism in this movie, a good message about choices in life and family relationships. You’ll hear the word “truth” used many times by a number of characters and there is plenty of lying that is going on in the film. Becky and I both really liked this movie and found it worth the price of admission.
I don’t think there was a dry eye in the theater, so be forewarned that there are some sad parts of this film.
John – *** Worth The Trip
Becky- **** Don’t Miss It
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