The Family Man
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Wall Street playboy, Jack Campbell is at the top of his professional game with little time for anything else. Jack's lavish, fast-paced lifestyle drastically changes one snowy Christmas night when he unwittingly stumbles into the middle of a grocery store holdup and in a bold display of self-preservation disarms the gunman. The next morning he wakes up in a suburban New Jersey bedroom lying next to Kate, his college sweetheart who he left in order to pursue his career, and to the horrifying discovery that his former life no longer exists. As he stumbles through this alternate suburban… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 53%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's rare that an American movie lets slip such a snobbish distaste for the humdrum lives of its blue-collar audience base, but of course it doesn't last."
‑ , Time Out
"Too much of the movie is pure formula nonsense."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"Its emotional core makes it easy to appreciate as a classical (if not classic) entertainment."
‑ Michael Nordine, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"Leoni is a revelation. Vibrant and gorgeous, she plays her role of the determined mother in love with teasing, salty charm, providing just enough grit to save the film from Ratner's slushy direction."
‑ , Film4
"If you're looking for a heartfelt, feel-good holiday movie, just give in and enjoy."
‑ Chris Gore, Film Threat
"A series of moments, sentimental and comic, that never do add up to a coherent fable."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"It's the sort of steamroller seasonal entertainment calculated to make us average folks out here feel temporarily warm and happy about our averageness."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"Pleasant movie despite some predictability."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"A hunk of sentimental fluff that boasts an often-overstated performance by Cage and an annoying turn by Leoni."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"One of the few films this season able to offer something likely to entertain almost everyone."
‑ Susannah Breslin, Film Threat
"The outsize ticky tackiness of Jack's new life has been stitched together out of the broadest possible series of middle American clichés."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"The absolute choices it forces on its hapless hero are far too mutually exclusive to be credible."
‑ Susan Stark, Detroit News
"Ratner isn't a capable enough director to work the alchemy needed to make this cheese into gold."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"I voted for the happy ending, thusly, my enjoyment was diminished."
‑ John Venable,
"The makers of The Family Man were trying to do a kind of reverse It's a Wonderful Life without ever realizing that it doesn't work on paper, much less on the screen."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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