Comedy, Drama. Rated PG-13. 100 minutes.
De Niro and Kate Beckinsale in Everybody's Fine
This movie stars Robert
DeNiro (Frank Goode) who is a widower and wants to have a family
reunion barbeque at his house. When each of the children cancels
at the last minute, he decides to plan a trip across the country
to surprise each of them. Even though he is in ill health and
against doctor's orders, he travels by train and bus.
also stars Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell and Lucian
Maisel. It is rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief strong
language. Scenes were filmed in Connecticut and in New York City.
It was distributed by Miramax Films.
As he arrives at each
sibling's house, they make up a story that they are busy and have
to go out of town. Unknowingly, they have a secret that they don't
want their father to know. One son, David, is in a Mexico jail
on a drug-related charge. However, the other three children don't
know how to tell their father without knowing all the facts.
When the father has
a heart attack, all three children come to his side and reveal
that David has died. The father doesn't take it too well and when
he goes home reminisces about how his children told everything
to their mother and he was left out. So as they gather for Christmas,
he tells them he wants to know about their lives whether good
This is a sad story
and will make you cry at times.
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