“The Family Man” Movie Review

4-Watertowers ForCarol.com Movie Review(A Glimpse of a Life Not Chosen)

the family manJack Campbell (Nicolas Cage) is about to leave on a one year internship in New York City.  He and his fiance discussed the pros and cons of this opportunity and decided it was good.

But, at the airport, his fiance, Kate Reynolds (Tea Leoni) has second thoughts and asks him not to go. He thinks about it, but, goes anyway.

Thirteen years later, Jack is a high powered, single, investment banker in NYC on the verge of making a multi-million dollar deal that will change the complexion of his company, and personal fortune.

Meeting an angel (of sorts), Cash (Don Cheadle), Jack dreams of a life that could have been had he stayed with Kate: Two kids, a house in New Jersey….he is a tire salesman, she is a non-profit lawyer. Money is tight, and life is mundane…..but……

“The Family Man” is similar in some ways to “It’s a Wonderful Life” but with a modern day twist (or two). Cage and Leoni are great together and the ending is interesting.  I often wondered what my life would have been like had I chosen one path over another at one of my life’s critical junctures.

Go to IMDb for more information.  We watched this on Netflix. Thank you, Ryan!

Drive Safe!  Never Forget.



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