Saturday, December 17, 2011

1661 - The Family Man

It's been a good many years since I've seen this film, but decided to watch it while doing some Christmas wrapping since it has a vague connection to the holiday season.  For those who haven't seen it it's about a workaholic who magically gets to experience what his life would have been had the one-that-got-away, not gotten away, and he not been a workaholic.  It never hurts when your wife is played by Tea Leoni either.
There's an awful lot to like about this film from the performances to the themes.  In terms of logic and plotting, just let that slide - it's a maturation plot type film so that's the key here.  The chemistry between Cage and Leoni is really quite excellent and there are some sequences with the daughter character that, while potentially cheesy, are pretty damn warm and lovely. 
If you've never seen it, it's worth your time to check it out - it's up on netflix as well, so no excuses people!

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