Sunday, September 19, 2010

Everybody's Fine - Movie

We have free ShowTime movies for a while, so I'm recording away.
Most of them seem to be mediocre, but ya never know.

I just watched Everybody's Fine and liked it.
The trailers make it look like a funny holiday movie.
It's not a happy or funny movie at all.
It's sad.

There's not a lot going on—on the surface.
Robert De Niro was good at being interesting to watch without much happening.
To me it was about life not turning out as you want it to be and the dysfunctional communication between father and children. The children talked to each other and talked to Mom, but not to Dad. Well, Mom died.

Dad didn't seem like the kind of guy who would be hard to talk to, so what was up with them not talking to him? Maybe he was a little hard on them when they were young. Maybe it was just easier to talk to Mom, and they got into a communication rut like a person does in relationships, doing things the same old way, whether it is a good thing or not. They didn't give him a chance. Just assumed he wouldn't handle the truth well. And then it was just too late for at least one of them. Sad movie.

I don't think I'll watch it again, but definitely worth a watch once.

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