The Weather Man
The Weather Man (2005)

A man struggles to get a grip on a life that's spinning out of control in this emotional comedy drama. Dave Spritz (Nicolas Cage) is a television weatherman on a high-profile Chicago news program. Professionally, Dave is doing just fine… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 28, 2005
DVD Release Date: February 21, 2006
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Critic Score: 59% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With fine performances and a dark, dry sense of humor, The Weather Man is mostly cloudy with occasional rays of sunshine.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

In the face of a character no one cares about, can audiences be faulted for asking: Why should we?

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's a strange film.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Yet another retread of Cage's weak formula of a gloomy man examining his life.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

The most supremely odd American film of the year.

James Berardinelli

A meticulously developed character piece.

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Joshua Starnes

The Weather Man is more of a parable than a story; it just goes on and on and on, and the only point is to endure. It's not very uplifting, but sometimes it's funny, sometimes it's sad; sometimes hopeful, and sometimes melancholy. But that's life.

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David Denby
New Yorker

[Verbinski] and Steven Conrad hold their ground, sticking to their conviction that Dave's story should play as a belated-coming-of-age movie.

Michael Booth
Denver Post

Succeeds where so few Hollywood movies even venture - it builds a believable life, adds just enough nervous laughter to relieve the realistic tension, and constantly escapes the dumbed-down expectations beaten into us by lesser films.

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Nick Rogers

Intended as director Gore Verbinski's palate cleanser before back-to-back "Pirates of the Caribbean" sequels, this is an apprehensive cringe comedy of male malaise. It's also Verbinski's best to date, a small-scale challenge he should attempt more often.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
I can't quite diagnose what makes this movie tick... It's got problems, but it kinda works, much like Hans Zimmer's annoying yet irresistible… More
Reid Volk
A true hidden gem that seemed to fly straight to DVD. One that defies classification due to it's honest look at life. Call it a drama, a comedy, or even a… More
Chris Weber
This is the type of movie that Cage should be doing more often. Serious, well written character based dark dramedies. Don't get me wrong, the… More
Alex roy
The Weather Man is yet another pointless film by actor Nicholas Cage. I thought that this film was a disappointment. Michael Caine is wasted here, as I think… More
Melvin White
Noreen: You know what, Dave? You want to know why my BJs lacked enthusiasm? I hated you. I hated your hair. I hated your ugly legs, your forearms. I hated… More
Daniel Perry
A film that you'd think is based on a Nick Hornby book, but it's not, it's an original and fairly well-written screenplay by Steven Conrad. This… More