The Family ManDirector: Brett Ratner, Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni, Don Cheadle
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In this whimsical romantic comedy that recalls It's a Wonderful Life, Nicolas Cage plays Jack Campbell, a workaholic bachelor who gets to see what his life might have been like had he stayed with his old sweetheart, Kate (Tea Leoni). Thirteen years before, Jack accepted a brokerage internship that marred his relationship with Kate, under the promise that they would only be separated one year. But much later, Jack has become an urban Wall Street exec with no wife or family of his own, and a mysterious proxy (Don Cheadle) offers him the opportunity to step into the life he left behind. After falling asleep in his posh New York apartment, Jack awakens to find himself in bed with his now-wife Kate, daughter Annie (Makenzie Vega), and a new baby, none of which he has ever experienced in his fast-paced single life. After discovering his "real" life has been eliminated, he begrudgingly tries to fit in with his newly appointed life as a family man. The Family Man also stars Saul Rubinek and Jeremy Piven.
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Cast & Crew
|Nicolas Cage||Jack Campbell|
|Saul Rubinek||Alan Mintz|
|Harve Presnell||Big Ed|
|Mary Beth Hurt||Adelle|
|John O'Donohue||Tony the Doorman|
|Daniel Whitner||Frank the Security Man|
|Tarri Markel||Neighbor/Party Guest|
|Armyan Bernstein||Executive Producer|
|Thomas A. Bliss||Executive Producer|
|Andrew Z. Davis||Executive Producer|
|Danny Elfman||Score Composer|
|James M. Freitag||Associate Producer,Asst. Director|
|Betsy Heimann||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Gary Jones||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Kim Ornitz||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Leslie Pope||Set Decoration/Design|
|Zvi Howard Rosenman||Producer|
|Lori Rowbotham||Set Decoration/Design|
|Steven A. Saklad||Art Director|
|Happy Walters||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Kristi Zea||Production Designer|
1. Early History [:02]
2. Main Titles [4:13]
3. Jack the Businessman [2:27]
4. A Different Life [:15]
5. What's Happening? [7:01]
6. Being a Parent [3:14]
7. A Tire Salesman [5:38]
8. The Men's Department [7:11]
9. Reminiscing [6:51]
10. Cake Wars [1:08]
11. Home Movies [:46]
12. Happy Anniversary [5:44]
13. Peter Lassiter [6:38]
14. A Perfect Life? [2:24]
15. Saying Goodbye [4:05]
16. The Old Life [3:01]
17. One Last Try [3:13]
18. End Titles [:51]
Spotlight on Location
Hi Jack Montage
Seal This Could Be Heaven Music Video
Choose Your Fate
Opening Scene With Alternat Music Track
Cast and Filmmakers
Spoken Language: English 5.1 Dolby Digital
Spoken Language: Français Dolby Surround
Spoken Language: English 5.1 DTS
Captioned For the Hearing Impaired: English
Captioned For the Hearing Impaired: None
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Nothing corny about this movie! This must become a classic so it can influence the current generation and many to come. What a heartwarming 'glimpse' into a definition of success that embodies 'true values'. This movie is so well put together and delivers such a profound message. I hope it gets playing time in every home.
We all have choices in life - some we make consciously, some sub-consciously. This movie does make you ' think ' about all of our ' choices ' we make and the ones we don't make. Life is short, if you don't like it - make a different choice. It's never too late - until you decide it's too late... then life is over, and you are just along for the ride. Great film - one of the best.
Touching, funny, makes you think, but enjoyable in the process.
¿The Family Man¿ is one of my all-time favorite holiday (or other) films. Younger people (I was 45 when this film was new) and the critics generally missed the point of this film and didn¿t enjoy it as much as older beings like myself. This is the greatest movie ever for a night of mellow nostalgia and for playing that gentle mental game of ¿what might have been¿¿ I think that is one reason why this had to be a Holiday film, because the best time for that kind of mild introspection is the Christmas season. The greatest strength of this movie is the amazing performance put in by Nicholas Cage who is clearly a genius, even when you otherwise don¿t enjoy the movie he¿s in. Scenic special bonus: Téa Leoni who puts in a boffo performance as Cage¿s lost love.
Escapism does exist within this story. Something most all of us can relate to...the "what ifs" we ask ourselves during the course of our lives. What if I had done this or that, or what if I had pursued that relationship with a certain person who crossed the path of our life? What would my life look like now? Better? Worse? Did I do the right thing? Marry the right person? You can still dream through this movie and laugh at the same time. Of course in the end, you still don't know what the real outcome was. Keeps you wondering & using your imagination. It's a "feel good" movie.
This was a fantastic movie. It has to be the best movie I have ever seen. This movie shows what life would be like if you took another path.I would recommend it to any one. It makes you think, and I like those kinds of movies.
Yes, yes, ''Family Man'' borrows liberally from ''It's a Wonderful Life''...which borrowed liberally from another Jimmy Stewart film, ''You Can't Take It With You''. Regardless, ''Family Man'' is a choice vehicle for Nicholas Cage, who adds considerable depth to his comedic roles, ala ''It Could Happen To You'' and my personal favorite, ''Valley Girl''. You may find yourself imagining Jimmy Stewart or Cary Grant in the role, and recognizing that Cage is holding his own pretty well. Edit out the handful of 4-letter words, and this could easily become a family Christmas classic.
Nick Cage and Tia L are fantastic in this modern day ''It's a wonderful life''. The irony is unlike ''It's a wondeful life'' Jack's (Nick Cage) finds out life is better in it's altered state (thanks to a glimpse compliments of your friendly neighborhood angel)then his current reality. Funny, Touching, Sad, Feel good. This movie has it all.
A feel good film with likeable real characters you can identify with, and one or two of those brilliant tearful moments when you connect with the sadness of your own decisions in life, and what might have been. Love it !
This movie really hit home for me. It paints such a realistic picture of the life that might have been had he chosen the thing that really matters-love. For all those who need a wake-up call into making maybe the most important decision in their lives, this movie tells it all.