Everybody's Fine 2009 PG-13 CC

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(112) IMDb 7.2/10
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Robert DeNiro leads an acclaimed all-star cast- Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale and Sam Rockwell- in Everybody's Fine, the heartwarming film that will move you to laughter and tears. When Frank Goode's (DeNiro) grown children cancel a family reunion, the recent widower sets off on a cross country journey to reconnect with each of them.

Starring:
Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore
Runtime:
1 hour 40 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices.

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Adventure
Director Kirk Jones
Starring Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore
Supporting actors Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell, Lucian Maisel, Damian Young, James Frain, Melissa Leo, Katherine Moennig, Brendan Sexton III, James Murtaugh, Austin Lysy, Chandler Frantz, Lily Mo Sheen, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Mackenzie Milone, Kene Holliday, E.J. Carroll, Lou Carbonneau, Mandell Butler
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Robert De Niro played the role so well it reminded me of my own dad.
Michelle
Frankly, if all the fathers in America were as Frank Goode was in this film, we would be a far better place I am sure.
S. Caros
I am going to try not to go into plot, but just why I liked and didn't like the movie.
Andrew Frankel

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

39 of 45 people found the following review helpful By TheProphetFromTrailopen.com on December 11, 2009
Format: Blu-ray
I went by myself, a 62 year-old with 4 grown sons. I sat in my old hunting coat and sniffled and cried for however long it was. I think De Niro wears his role with both an ease and a genius few possess. I'll get the DVD as soon as it's released. I know De Niro's own real-life dad passed shortly before his "Bronx Tales" was released, and perhaps, in some zen-like chi, this kinda closes a circle on the dad-stuff there. I met De Niro once, and was extremely impressed with his character (as in 'integrity', not as in an acting role).
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Everybody's Fine is a "people" movie, a study of characters -- both central and peripheral. It's a drama with some comedic elements, heavy on emotion but low on over-the-top histrionics. And depending on where it might hit you in your own life, it can be a real tearjerker, in that good way that makes you think about the important things and discuss them with the important people in your life.

Robert DeNiro gives an understated performance as a father who would not or could not realize he was expressing lifelong disappointment with his children if they were less than "the best." They had spent years hiding any flaws from him and sharing their struggles only with their mother, who had passed several months earlier.

Their stories come together as he travels the country to reconnect. Along the way, British director Kirk Wise (Waking Ned, Nanny McPhee) presents snapshots of interesting characters and fascinating faces, both genial and malevolent.

The part that touched my wife and me most was the technique using children to speak for their grownup counterparts in key sections of the film. DeNiro's character still sees them as school age kids and, through his reveries, so do we. It's not a new technique but it seems to work effectively here and often hits hard in ways that standard confrontational scenes could not. Since our kids are school age and we have parents we want to please too, it made my wife and I think about our own parent/child relationships.

One of the messages of the movie seems to be that it's not too late to pick up the pieces, but you can suffer great losses if you get too distracted and wait too long -- and we all need to take a breath and be more accepting of one another's choices.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Lorraine Hornig on December 15, 2009
As a big fan of Robert De Niro, I was excited to see him appearing in another dramatic role. De Niro appears as a widower who embarks on a cross-country trip to visit each of his four children after they all cancel their plans to visit him at his home in Elmira, New York. Against his physician's advise he sets out and each of the four stops is a disappointment as he slowly realizes, by their thinly veiled excuses, that something isn't "right". A perfectionistic father who coated electrical wiring for a living, he expected his children to reach the top of their chosen fields(an artist, an advertising executive, a musician / conductor, and a dancer). As the story unfolds it become apparent that the kids have gone to great lengths to present a facade of success and happiness. He comes to realize that the negative details of his children's lives have always been hidden from him...even by his now deceased wife. In a touching scene when he insists on the truth regarding one of his children, he responds with, "No, No...tell me it's not true." The bottom line: this family kept secrets and secrets benefit no one. This very thought-provoking film is a real tear-jerker, so be prepared. I disagree with the opinions of many of the professional critics. This was an incredible film! Robert De Niro approached his role with tenderness and sensitivity and in my opinion was the top performance of the year. This film will be a definite addtion to my DVD collection. I highly recommend it!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By HE WHO FUNKS BEHIND THE ROWS!! on March 6, 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
What can I say about Robert DeNiro that we don't already know....
In addition to playing some of the most iconic characters of the last 35 yrs in film,
he is in the upper echelon of the greatest actors ever to do it!
He has proven this fact even more in the last 15 yrs, where he has added to his
reportoire of serious & menacing tough guy roles, sharply comedic and deeply emotional
ones as well in which he has proven to be quite effective.
This movie "Everybody's Fine" is an emotional tour de force!
Deniro plays an aging father who is recently widowed and counting his own last days as
an undisclosed disease slowly ravages his body. He finds himself lonely and trying to keep
up the good front as he struggles from day to day just with the mundane tasks of life.
His only solace comes in the memories he has of his children, all grown now and living their
own lives in different cities across the country.
When he invites them all home for a cookout/family reunion, he is disappointed
when they all find reasons to cancel one by one because their busy schedules.
What DeNiro's character finds is that in his zeal to see his kids do well in life,
he has in fact pushed them all so hard that they feel alienated from him.
They all found it much more easier to communicate with their deceased mother,
who, like a lot of mothers, handled the affairs of her children's lives as well
her own with seemingly effortless ease. She never shared any bad news with her husband
(their father) regarding the struggles of their kids lives, inadvertently helping
to foster the very detached emotional environment he finds himself in with his kids.
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