Weather Man 2005 R CC

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A Chicago weatherman who is separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.

Starring:
Nicolas Cage, Michael Caine
Runtime:
1 hour 42 minutes

Weather Man

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Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Gore Verbinski
Starring Nicolas Cage, Michael Caine
Supporting actors Hope Davis, Gemmenne de la Peña, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Rispoli, Gil Bellows, Judith McConnell, Chris Marrs, Dina Facklis, J. Nicole Brooks, Sia A. Moody, Guy Van Swearingen, Alejandro Pina, Jackson Bubala, Jennifer Bills, Peter Grosz, Joe Bianchi, Nick Kuehneman, Bruce Jarchow
Studio Paramount
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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The acting is very good.
Cinema4
I initially didn't want to see this movie because I correctedly guessed it was just going to be another Cage character movie were I just didn't *get* it.
nodice
Fifth, he is walking down the street in New York with his bow, uncased, slung on his back with quiver in hand.
C. Thorne

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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Rottenberg's rotten book review on October 30, 2005
This was another tricky review for "The Rotten Review". "Weather Man" isn't a comedy or a tragedy, yet it dips deeply into each. I enjoyed it, but it's a flick that will likely divide even intelligent moviegoers who want a respite from "Doom" on one side and "North Country" on the other.

Nicholas Cage is Dave Spritz, "The Weatherman". Though apparently successful giving the weather for Chicago viewers, his life is a wreck. Everybody seems to hate him - the kindest seem to have no respect for him. Though making over $300 grand a year for a job with few time demands, Spritz leads a painful existence. His virtually ex-wife (Hope Davis) hates him, and is planning to start a new life with a puffy jerk named Russ who seems about as attentive to her needs as Spritz himself; his daughter is blankly detached and overweight - all of Spritz's attempts to bond with her end in disaster. Spritz's son, Mike, is in rehab for some vaguely unspecified blow-out - but his counselor has some creepily predatory ideas about the boy. Then there's Spritz's father - played by Michael Caine, Robert Spritzel is a prize-winning author with whom Spritz has never bonded. Spritz had hopes of being a novelist as well, but could barely craft a workable story, let alone escape his father's shadow. The old man could never pass on his talent, and now he's dying of lymphoma. Spritz has only his job to ennoble and enable him - but even that just exposes him to a larger audience of abuse, with Spritz repeatedly targeted by people with unwanted fast-food. (During the course of the flick, Cage is pelted by total strangers with burritos, coffee, milkshakes and, at one point, falafel.) People hate him, or love to think nasty things of him.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Logical Paradox VINE VOICE on August 31, 2006
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Art is a funny thing. Some art gains universal praise and mainstream acceptance because of its mass appeal. Then you have the sort of art that demands a certain audience in order to be appreciated. The Weahterman is a little like those paintings of the big triangles in that its simply not a movie that is likely to gain a wide following, even among movie fans. It's quirky, odd, very detached, and full of dry humor. The monotonous delivery of this movie will impress some people as being bland and lacking depth; it is not. This is a thoughtfully introspective, character-driven, highly symbolic film. Cage is excellent. The off-beat nature will turn many off, but for those who can appreciate the eccentricity of this movie, the reward will be an entertaining, interesting experience that will only grow on you. You must watch it with an open-mind, you must watch it when in a comtemplative mood, and you must watch it through to the end. There's lots to get from this movie, but the treasure hidden within is going to requier a treasure-hunter of certain character. Frankly, most people wont have the patience, nor the will to extract it. Others will miss the point entirely.
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37 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Georgios A. Katsaros on February 10, 2006
Format: DVD
This a film that I didn't expect to make me feel anything.When I saw the trailer I thought this was a clear comedy.It's not.Its 80% drama and the rest comedy.

Here we follow David Spritz (Nicolas Cage) and trying reconfigure his life.He try's not to lose control of his life and reconnect with his wife Noreen (Hope Davis) and try to connect and bond with his children and impress his father.Its a touching story of man whose flawed as we are all and that makes mistakes but means well.Its story that really feels real to how sometimes relationships between people go and are.Also the ending of the film ends with a real ending instead of classic Hollywood happy ending.Not that the ending is sad but its realistic.

The film directed by Gore Verbinski.The film shows how diverse and quite talented he is as a directed.He has directed a horror film The Ring,a semi comedy The Mexican,an adventure Pirates Of The Caribbean and now The Weather Man.This film felt more like The Ring.Now you will be asking yourself what in common did this have to The Ring.Well ill tell you its not on the topic of the film.Its not horror element.But the look of the film.Both films are dark and grainy with rainy and cloudy days that create a great atmosphere for the characters.Also the second in common is that turns back to little bit more small budget films then the big extravaganza of Pirates Of The Caribbean.All his films have been successful and loved by critics and audiences so his career for now looks its like going to be on the up and up with Pirates Of The Caribbean 2 coming up for him.

Also the second good part about this film is Nicolas Cage.When you need a great actor to play a weird character with flaws to add depth to it Nicolas is always the right choice.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Christopher D. Hmielewski on January 17, 2010
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I was glad to finally see a movie that's simply about people and their predicaments.
The feeling was mildly reminiscent of The Squid and the Whale in that it deals with a struggling (though for different reasons) father and the problems caused from his detachment with his partly dysfunctional family.

A few small side notes for bad reviewers:
-A free-flowing plot is a plot. A structured (forced) plot is seldom believable and too easy to conceive.
-Just because it's depressing and not sugar-coated doesn't make it bad.
-If you can't handle movies that remind you of your problems, stick to Disney films.
But, be careful to stay away from Bambi.

Take a screenplay writing class, a film critiquing course, and then share your works with your class valedictorian and watch them pick you apart! Cheers.
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