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The Family Man

The Family Man

Brett Ratner (2000)

129min
12 Certificate
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Our Score
Nicolas Cage plays the high-powered businessman who goes to bed in his designer Manhattan apartment on Christmas Eve, but wakes up in a suburban home on Christmas Day, complete with wife, dog and kids. It seems he's getting the chance to see what his life would have been like had he stayed with his college sweetheart (Téa Leoni) instead of pursuing a highly successful life in the fast lane. Cage, who displayed a knack for comedy earlier in his career with Peggy Sue Got Married, is fun as the fish out of water trying to adapt to school runs and working at a local tyre company, and Leoni is spot-on as his slightly harassed wife. The film's feel-good factor probably wouldn't work at other times of the year, but this cosy fantasy is the perfect seasonal viewing to get you in the mood for roasting chestnuts on an open fire.

Summary

A Wall Street banker is magically given the opportunity to find out what his life would have held if he had not walked out on his loving girlfriend. Suddenly transplanted into an alternative reality, complete with cosy home and kids, he is not initially impressed with the change - but his cold exterior gradually begins to thaw. Drama, starring Nicolas Cage, Tea Leoni and Don Cheadle.

Cast & Crew

Jack Campbell Nicolas Cage
Kate Téa Leoni
Cash Don Cheadle
Arnie Jeremy Piven
Alan Mintz Saul Rubinek
Lassiter Josef Sommer
Annie Makenzie Vega
Big Ed Harve Presnell
Evelyn Lisa Thornhill
Josh Jake Milkovich
Josh Ryan Milkovich
Director Brett Ratner
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Entertainment Guidance: Nudity, edited for language. Available on: Available on video and DVD Released on: 22 Dec 2000

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