The Family Man

The Family Man
The Family Man
  • PG-13
  • 2h 5m
  • 2000
Rotten53%
Common Sense Media Iconage 13+
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High-powered Wall Street bachelor Jack Campbell (Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage) is living life in the fast lane until he gets the shock of a lifetime when he wakes up one morning in suburban New Jersey next to Kate (Tea Leoni), the girlfriend he left 13 years ago. Now, Jack's entire world is turned upside down. He's got two kids, he's traded in his Ferrari for a minivan while trying not to lose his mind. Can an upscale, downtown player survive in middle-of-the-road suburbia? And what does it take for a once single-minded exec to really become The Family Man in this hilarious comedy about second thoughts and second chances.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Rotten53%
Critics Consensus: Despite good performances by Cage and especially by Leoni, The Family Man is too predictable and derivative to add anything new to the Christmas genre. Also, it sinks under its sentimentality.
Reviews
Time Out
Rotten

It's rare that an American movie lets slip such a snobbish distaste for the humdrum lives of its b...

June 21, 2017
Globe and Mail
Liam Lacey
Rotten

A series of moments, sentimental and comic, that never do add up to a coherent fable.

June 17, 2017
BBC.com
Ben Falk
Fresh

A pleasant change of pace for both Cage and director Ratner.

June 16, 2017
Denver Rocky Mountain News
Robert Denerstein
Rotten

June 16, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Warmhearted tale about second chances; some sex, profanity.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Family Man is a 2000 movie starring Nicolas Cage as a wealthy investment banker who is given the opportunity to experience what his life would have been like had he decided to stay with his college girlfriend instead of going off to London to study economics. The movie has some mature themes, including adultery and one-night stands. A woman is naked in a shower; the glass and steam mostly cover up her nudity, but there's a glimpse of buttocks and breast. Jack and his wife start to have sex, but when he says something she finds inappropriate, she stops him. A woman suggests an affair, and Jack's friend tells him that it would be disastrous: "Don't screw up your whole life just because you're a little unsure about who you are." The movie does make it clear that loving, married sex is the ideal. Characters turn to liquor to relieve stress, and a character makes a joke about his wife's drinking. There is some strong language, including "s--t" and one use of "f--k."

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date:December 22, 2000
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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