released December 4, 2009
A movie about a family who have lost their keystone (their mother) only months before. She was the confidant to all. So This movie starts out with Frank Goode, Robert De Niro's character, cleaning up his home, bringing out the grill & buying wine for his kids (which was one of the funniest scenes, where he talks to one of the grocery store employees about buying wine for his kids... watch this trailer to see it!)
The trailer makes it seem more of a comedy than what it really is. Be prepared to cry. It is an emotional movie.
I liked it a lot. It was hard to see Frank go through so much to travel to see all of his kids. I won't give away anything, but please keep an open mind to the variety of different lives in this movie.
Families are important. When you loose a family members, it should bring you closer together. Don't let it put a wedge in your family.
On a side note- it was weird to see Drew Barrymore and Sam Rockwell as brother and sister when they hooked up in Charlie's Angels.