Everybody's Fine
Everybody's Fine (2009)

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.

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: December 4, 2009
DVD Release Date: February 23, 2010
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Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A calm, charismatic performance from Robert De Niro nearly saves the movie, but ultimately, Everybody's Fine has the look and feel of a stereotypical Christmas dramedy.

Nina Caplan
Time Out

Forget Hollywood remakes; this is one film Iā(TM)d like to see reworked by an arthouse director and a pack of actors with smaller names and bigger reserves of subtlety.

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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

Promising start, but it unravels with an ill-advised confrontation scene and an ending that rings false.

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook

Although Mr. Jones's film has a myriad of other problems, the casting of Mr. De Niro is impossible to get past.

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Eric D. Snider

Is it anything special? No, not really. But it's an agreeable and even touching little snapshot of family life.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

If nothing else (and there ain't much else), Everybody's Fine does prove one thing: Even an actor with the gifts of Robert De Niro can't make bland interesting.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

Jones's efforts to re-tool the Italian original for an American audience prove disappointing. The comedy is broader, the dramatic crises have been sweetened and the ending has an uplift that was entirely missing from the original.

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A.O. Scott
At the Movies

I didn't feel like I was watching characters who were related to each other. Every scene they are in, I felt like I was watching movie stars meeting each other for the first time.

Tom Long
Detroit News

There's no challenge to this material, no real emotional pull, it's one of those films that simply rolls by until its right-from-the-beginning predictable ending.

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Simon Foster

66 year-old Robert De Niro accomplishes what may be his bravest role of the last two decades by simply choosing to play a real old man in Kirk Jones? Everybody?s Fine.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
Amy: I tell you the good news and spare you the bad. Isn't that what mom used to do for you when we were kids?  "Frank's traveling light, but… More
Bethany Murphy
Heartbreaking! You can't help but feel sorry for Frank and Robert De Niro plays him beautifully. It's the picture that got me crying.
Film Crazy
Well what a fantastic cast, the brilliance of Barrymore and Rockwell, the fantastic and gorgeous Beckinsale and the Awesomeness of De Niro :) Its a wonderful… More
Jim Careter
This movie has an all star cast, a interesting plot, and good acting. So whats with it, the movie is too dramatic, it didn't keep my attention, and it was… More
Mark Walker
It has now seemingly reached the time where one of our greatest screen actors is no longer able to command certain roles. Occasionally though, an older, more… More
Mark Hobin
Minor family drama about father Frank Goode who sets out to visit each one of his adult children after they separately cancel their plans to have dinner at his… More

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