The Family Man

  • 12
  • Brett Ratner (2000)
  • US
  • 129 min
The Family Man
Film Review
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3 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Romantic fantasy starring Nicolas Cage and Téa Leoni. Nothing gets in the way of a deal for Wall Street workaholic Jack Campbell - not even Christmas Eve. Then, following an encounter with the enigmatic Cash, Jack is given the chance to see how life would have fared had he not deserted his childhood sweetheart for a life in the fast lane.

Cast and crew

Cast

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

Crew

Director
Brett Ratner

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Entertainment
Guidance: 
Edited for language and nudity.
Available on video and DVD
Released 22 Dec 2000
Certificate 12
Categories
Drama