The Family Man
What if you made different choices? What if you said yes, instead of no? What if you got a second chance?
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- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 2 hours, 6 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 11, 2011
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: Universal Studios
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Deleted scenes
- Opening scene with Alternate Music Track
- Spotlight on location
- Hi, Jack Montage
- Music videos: Seal "This Could Be Heaven"
- Feature Commentary with Director Brett Ratner & Writers David Diamond & David Weissman
- Feature Commentary with Producer Marc Abraham
- Music Score Commentary with Composer Danny Elfman
- Choose Your Fate Game
- Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Nicolas Cage & Téa Leoni|
|Performer:||Don Cheadle, Jeremy Piven, Saul Rubinek, Josef Sommer, Harve Presnell, Ken Leung, Mary Beth Hurt & Amber Valletta|
|Directed by||Brett Ratner|
|Edited by||Mark Helfrich|
|Screenwriting by||David Diamond & David Weissman|
|Composition by||Danny Elfman|
|Produced by||Marc Abraham, Tony Ludwig, Alan Riche & Howard Rosenman|
|Director of Photography:||Dante Spinotti|
|Executive Production by||Armyan Bernstein, Thomas A. Bliss & Andrew Z. Davis|
Rating: 2.5/4 -- A series of moments, sentimental and comic, that never do add up to a coherent fable.
Globe and Mail
A hunk of sentimental fluff that boasts an often-overstated performance by Cage and an annoying turn by Leoni.
Rating: 3/5 -- A pleasant change of pace for both Cage and director Ratner. Full Review
Leoni is a revelation. Vibrant and gorgeous, she plays her role of the determined mother in love with teasing, salty charm, providing just enough grit to save the film from Ratner's slushy direction. Full Review
...Well-observed comic turns....Handsomely shot...
Sight and Sound
Rating: C+ -- The outsize ticky tackiness of Jack's new life has been stitched together out of the broadest possible series of middle American clichés. Full Review
Rating: 2/4 -- Ratner isn't a capable enough director to work the alchemy needed to make this cheese into gold. Full Review
Nicolas Cage stars as Jack Campbell, a career-driven workaholic who has everything: an exciting job, a Ferarri, a closetful of Zegna suits, and the attention of any woman he wants. His life changes when, after working a full day on Christmas Eve, he intervenes in a convenience store holdup. The apparent criminal, Cash (Cheadle), speaks to Jack in epigrams about his satisfaction with life. When Jack wakes up the next day, he's suddenly living in a New Jersey suburb, where he's married to his college sweetheart (Leoni) and is the father of two children. At first he is aghast, but Jack soon warms to his new life even though he knows that it cannot last. Unabashedly sentimental, the film is also a great comedy, as Cage gives a superb performance that makes the most of his character's obvious disgust with his suburban surroundings and even allows for a few moments of hysterics reminiscent of VAMPIRE'S KISS. Filled with great performances (notably Ms. Leoni's role as Jack's wife), inspired comedy, and a premise that suggests a slightly darker version of classics like A CHRISTMAS CAROL and IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, THE FAMILY MAN is an affecting and entertaining holiday film.
Holiday | Family Interaction | Live-Action | Romance | Christmas | Marriage | Theatrical Release | Parents
- Theatrical release: December 22, 2000.
- Filmed on location in Teaneck, New Jersey and in New York City.
- Nicolas Cage took on the part of Jack Campbell because he felt he needed a comedic role after a string of action films and dramas. The last comedic role he had played before THE FAMILY MAN was in 1994's TRAPPED IN PARADISE, which was also a holiday film.
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