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Plot: A widower who realized his only connection to his family was through his wife sets off on an impromptu road trip to reunite with each of his grown children. Runtime: 99 mins Release Date: 04 Dec 2009
A brilliant performance by a great actor. (by PWNYCNY)
How many times have you ever asked, or ever were asked the question: How are things? Invariably, one replies, "everything is fine," except of course it's not true. The response is a polite brush-off. This movie is about how a man decides not to accept the brush-off, this time coming from his own children and as a result makes some interesting discoveries. This movie contains Robert DeNiro's strongest role in years. The entire story revolves around his character and he really brings the character to life. A brilliant performance by a great actor. This movie is like Robert <more>
Young in Father-Knows-Best deciding to really connect with his children after years of just being around. What's even better is that the movie avoids becoming trite and effectively brings the audience into this family's world as the story explores themes that are relevant to all families. Children grow up, leave the home, go their separate ways, leaving behind memories. A wonderful movie.Ah, platitudes. We're all guilty of using them. They're a polite way of telling someone to buzz off, that you don't want to talk to them, that they are unworthy of your time. This movie is all about platitudes, most cruelly applied when it's least needed or wanted. In this movie a man wants to initiate communication with his children, all of whom are adults and have long since left the home, and he and his children go through a lot of changes as they attempt to bridge the gulf that separates them. This doesn't mean the children don't care about their father, they do. But the emotional closeness was never there and this is what this movie is about: breaking down barriers to establish an emotional connection. This movie is a Robert DeNiro vehicle. It is his re-emergence onto the Hollywood scene after years of cinematic oblivion. His performance is a tour de force; he deserves at least an Academy Award nomination for best actor. He carries the movie. Drew Barrymore also gives an impressive performance as one of Mr. DeNiro's daughters. Ms. Barrymore shines on the screen and proves once again that she is one of the premiere actresses in Hollywood. Sam Rockwell and Kate Beckinsdale also are excellent. What a great movie! Never cold-shoulder your father.This is the best Robert DeNiro movie in years. His strong acting carries this sentimental story about a man trying to reconnect with his children. The movie places a strong emphasis on family relationships and does an excellent job in engaging and keeping the audience's attention as Mr. DeNiro's character embarks on an odyssey of emotional discovery. At times the story verges on becoming openly maudlin but succeeds in avoiding that pitfall. The movie also avoids becoming hokey and corny and succeeds in staying on course as the DeNiro character continues on his journey. All in all, this is a wonderful movie featuring a strong performance by Robert DeNiro. After watching this movie, you will think twice before telling someone "everybody's fine" unless you mean it.
Overall, I liked your review. It was well thought out and true to form for this wonderful story. Depressed? I wouldn't go to those lengths, but maybe you were because you felt bad that you treat you own parents/grandparents the same way. I hope God will forgive me for my lack of contact better than most, but still not enough , I wish mine were still around to have had Thanksgiving and other holidays together. I miss them very much ... even though they were alcoholics and my step-monster was almost unbearable to be around. That turned out to be true when the family found out she was a <more>
gold-digger. Holy cow, I am way off track here ..."Everybody's Fine," is a great remake. It follows a widower De Niro who embarks on a road trip to RECONNECT with each of his grown children only to find their lives are not as great as he thought. He would have preferred on the few calls with his family to have heard the truth about their lives.I would do the same if all I heard sounded like BS from my children. It scares the heck out of me that my daughter might ask her step-father to walk her down the marriage aisle. Luckily, we have always been very close,talk almost daily and get together every weekend ... and she is 16, has a lot of friends and lots of homework being in the International Baccalaureate program. I am so grateful for the time and truth she gives me. Off track again? I guess you can tell the emotions this Oscar potential movie can stir.
I wasn't expecting much to see, since I am trying to avoid comedies in a wide circle and the previous ones with De Niro never left a big impression on me. After 5 minutes of watching a movie, I realized that this is actually a drama where De Niro had an astonishing performance!His lovely character takes you through the whole movie with a lot of sentiment and sadness. This is a movie about family, loss and different paths each of one took in lives after leaving a family nest. It's warm, sweet, sad....I was even brought to tears couple of times. All in all,I gave this movie 10 point <more>
just to increase the poor rating, where my real choice would be 8.5!
Everybody's Fine: The family that came unglued find a reason to stick together (by MovieZoo)
Once the trailer hit the internet, I knew I was going to see this movie. Nostalgia, De Niro and Barrymore were the primary reasons. Of those reasons, Nostalgia and De Niro were most responsible for the big lump in my throat and regret that I had no Kleenex.We go to movies to either escape reality or simply live in fantasy, don't we? I have to say, so much reality existed in this movie, escapism and fantasy seemed totally lost. The subtleties of everyday life can mean so much in retrospect. Every little thing that we do, no matter its importance, can come back and haunt us. That, <more>
surprisingly, is what makes this movie so real and endearing.Nothing about Everybody's Fine is lacking if you can find yourself or someone you know in this movie. The beauty of it is, you will find someone you know. If you haven't tricked yourself into thinking this might be like Christmas Vacation or Planes, Trains and Automobiles, then I hope you can appreciate its evenly paced, nostalgia filled beauty.De Niro has outdone himself with this simple heart-filled "grown family" film. I can truthfully say I liked him more in this than anything else he has done, although I also believe he probably didn't have to dig too deep into his soul to be Frank Goode. I will be surprised if he has not turned the heads and hearts of those who can nominate him for an Oscar. While all the characters were easy to relate to, this movie was more about Frank Goode's journey from state to state and through life.Believe me, Everybody's Fine is more than just fine.9/10 and one giant hug for everyone involved in making this beautiful film.
This may be DeNiro's Best Performance Since Awakenings (by jalapenoman)
I saw this movie last night in a crowded theatre with persons of varying ages. At the conclusion of the film, I noticed smiles and tears in the eyes of the older viewers and some boredom and rush to leave in the younger ones. This is a movie for parents and will probably not appeal much to the under 25 set.That said, this is a beautiful, heart-felt, and sometimes painful story of a father recognizing and coming to grips with the reality of his parenting and his lack of control over his children's lives. It is about truth and how we try to spare others pain or discomfort. It is about how <more>
many parents still see their grown up children as small children who we are responsible for.While the supporting cast turn in good performances, this is Robert DeNiro's movie. It is his best performance since Awakenings he deserved that Oscar, and not just the nomination .I suspect that this film will get a lot of nominations, but don't think it will win many awards. I base that on the idea that they younger voters have not yet been in the shoes of the older ones and will not be fully able to appreciate the character or his growth and understanding.
Went to a screening of this film today, and I had decided not to watch the trailer, or read anything about the movie before. Looking at the poster, I was expecting a Christmas-y comedy or something like that. I was totally wrong and don't get me wrong this is definitely not a bad thing for the movie! Just don't expect a laugh out loud comedy. It did have it's funny moments though, and those were great. The movie made me feel really really bad for the De Niro character, and through the whole thing just made me want to go give him a big hug LOL. De Niro's performance was great <more>
and made you feel what that character was feeling at that time. The other performances were also fairly good. All in all, a good movie as long as you are not expecting a straight out comedy! I would definitely recommend seeing this one when it comes out in theaters.
Well, not Everybody's Fine in this, nevertheless, very fine movie (by Davor-Blazevic-1959)
If trailers were ever suggesting that Everybody's Fine might be a comedy, or even only a light-hearted drama, they were truly misleading, and a simple drama denominator from its poster does the movie better justice. Though, and not the least thanks to occasional humorous undertones, evidently somewhat a weaker part of the movie, and despite really uneasy feelings that story frequently brings out viewers are often ahead of father in whatever sad facts his not-everybody's-fine children have concealed from him , one can get almost exhilarated with quite an optimistic ending when the <more>
father, Frank Goode Robert De Niro , on his disastrous cross-country tour to meet his children, one by one, not without a trouble of going through serious health problems, finally reconvenes with surviving ones Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell, and Drew Barrymore and, postmortem, reconciles with his long ago estranged, ultimately lost son, finally coming to terms with his artistic limitations, even seeking to buy one of his paintings. An early sketch he discovers speaks volumes within the running metaphor of Frank's life, with its working part spent in putting coating on telephone wires that should connect people. However, when those wires, in the times subsequent to his wife's demise, continue transferring embellished pictures of lives of his own ones, in order not to disappoint fatherly expectations, unfairly, in their young lives, so highly imposed on them, ties get easily broken where it hurts the most, between father and his children.One inevitably wonders how such a depressing story, full of toned down, bitter emotions, has even been considered to be made into a Hollywood movie? It becomes easier to understand after discovering financial support Miramax and creative mind British director Kirk Jones behind it. Times and again, inspiration for such a movie has been drawn from an overseas' predecessor of the same, literally translated original Italian title, Stanno tutti bene, from directorial output of Giuseppe Tornatore, best known for his masterpiece Nuovo Cinema Paradiso.After a longer while, this movie finally offers a role deserving of Robert De Niro's great talent, often wasted on mediocre films. His latest, truly emotional tour de force, rather different from his memorable, primarily physically demanding roles earlier in his career, made his character here, though fully resonant, yet quite independent of whoever he associates with, whether he interacts with his own, up to his high hopes underachieving one, or talks to a total stranger whom he meets while on his tour.As coincidence would have it, it is interesting to notice: Robert De Niro was 66 years old in 2009, while shooting Everybody's Fine, the very same age as the late Marcello Mastroianni at the time when he had done Stanno tutti bene, in 1990. An old-fashioned meant as a compliment song, I Want To Come Home, from a year older Paul McCartney 67 is featured in the movie and accompanies the end credits.
I wasn't planning on seeing this movie until I read some of the other IMDb reviews--then I reconsidered because one of the reviewers said it would be more meaningful to older folks with adult children. Glad I did. It's a little gem. It's more like a European film really, where nothing much happens action-wise but the characters are so well-drawn. Or, to put it another way, it's like reading a novel by Anne Tyler. I did think of ABOUT SCHMIDT during this movie--similar theme of a recent widower on a road-trip of self-discovery--but only to reflect on DeNiro's more subtle <more>
characterization. The movie is very well cast as a whole and all the acting, particularly from the child actors, is very natural and unaffected.
"Everybody's Fine" sees actor Robert De Niro playing Frank Goode the name's a sly joke , a 66 year old recently retired widower who embarks on a road journey across the United States. His mission? To visit each of his four children, and hopefully heal the emotional disconnection that developed between him and them over the course of a lifetime.What makes the film different from similar fare is this: De Niro is not some alcoholic, bum, or deadbeat father, but a perfectly good man. Whilst De Niro typically plays "tough daddy" or "stern patriarch" roles ie <more>
the "Meet The Fockers" movies , here he is a normal breadwinner and problem solver who has always wanted nothing but the best for his kids and who has always done his utmost to provide for them.But by showing the rather superficial relationship that exists between a father and his offspring - one borne out of respect and fondness rather than emotional closeness - the film is critiquing a kind of masculine emotional repression. And so many of the film's scenes involve De Niro's teary eyed children now adults with careers confessing that they never felt comfortable enough to bring their many problems to him. This, of course, relates to the film's title. Everyone's not okay, but because that's what Daddy wants, that's what we will all pretend.But the film also looks at the way these gender/family roles are upheld, not just by the patriarch, but by the kids themselves. Both father and offspring are emotionally distant because they falsely believe it to be in everybody's best interest. What this results in is a mutually upheld illusion. And so what the film's advocating is not only a kind of emotional honesty or openness, but a willingness to pass disappointment and suffering around the table. This, of course, is a traumatic thing to do. Humans are creatures of denial and it would take a far greater artist to deal with this subject properly.De Niro is often very bad at playing insular characters, often resorting to face pulling and odd mugging, but here he is excellent, stand out scenes including him breaking down in a hospital bed, reminiscing about his children when they were younger and a great fantasy scene around a table. The supporting cast is equally great, with Sam Rockwell and Kate Beckinsdale – both of whom are racking up a slew of excellent independent films – and Drew Barrymore, who does her usual, infectious "ray of sunshine" routine.Aesthetically, the film's direction is flat and uninspired and its symbolism is a bit forced, with De Niro playing a blue collar worker who spent most of his life stringing telephone wires across the country. Get it? He has communication problems, but his life's work keeps the country in touch.The film has been bashed by critics for being manipulative, sentimental, contrived and resemblant of made for cable movies. This is all true. But the film plays well on the small screen and does several things well, at times going further than fare like "Broken Flowers" and "About Schmidt".The film was marketed as a comedy, but is not. It is quite dark and melancholic, dwelling mostly on regret and disappointment, with the occasional tearjerker moment shamelessly thrown in.7.9/10 – De Niro's best work in decades. The film is heavily flawed, but generally moving, and will strike a chord mostly with ageing fathers and children with quietly domineering parents. IMDb statistics show that the film is ranked higher by males and females under the age of 18, suggesting that the film resonates with kids guilty over disappointing their parents.Worth one viewing. Makes a good companion piece to "The Savages".