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Reign Over Me
Reign Over Me
- 2h 5m
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Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle, Jada Pinkett Smith and Liv Tyler star in this heart-wrenching story about Charlie Fineman (Sandler), who has slipped away from reality after the sudden loss of his wife and children. But Charlie's life takes a turn for the better when he runs into his old college roommate Alan Johnson (Cheadle), whose life is torn between the demands of career and family. Their renewed friendship rekindles their long-forgotten bond, and both men emerge enriched and enlightened. Bill Zwecker of CBS-TV hails Reign Over Me as "A truly brilliant film.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Reign Over Me is a charming, affecting tale of friendship and loss, with solid performances from Adam Sandler as a broken, grief-stricken man and Don Cheadle as his old friend and savior.
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Common Sense Says
Grief-stricken Adam Sandler deals with 9/11.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this isn't an Adam Sandler comedy. Rather, it's a drama about a man's ongoing response to losing his family on 9/11. For much of the film, Sandler's character is ragged-looking, distraught, aggressive, and foul-mouthed -- though he can also be charming in a childish way. His visits to a therapist are mostly sad, as is his eventual lengthy description of his loss. There's lots of swearing and derogatory slang, as well as discussion of suicide (one nearly successful attempt is shown), insanity, institutionalization, and oral sex. Some yelling, pushing, and hitting takes place during a fight, and minor drinking in bar leads to an argument.
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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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- Release Date:March 22, 2007
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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