Everybody's Fine

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

De Niro's dysfunctional family drama is touching but mature.

PG-13 2009 95 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 13+

Okay for families 14+

Everybody's Fine was a pretty good watch, though a bit dull and depressing. I mainly watched it for the excellent cast but their acting was nothing new. Main actor Robert De Niro was wonderful. In short, it's about a windowed father named Frank who tries to arrange for his 4 grown children to come visit him for Christmas because he's not supposed to travel due to health issues. Every one of his kids cancel the visit so Frank plans to surprise them by showing up unexpectedly to each of their houses, except for one, his son David who he cannot contact or get information about through any of his other kids. They lie about what's really going on in their lives because they fear he will not be proud of them. Continuing to make up excuses for their dad not stay longer than a day he soon feels there's something wrong, something they are hiding. When Frank starts to head home, he has a heart attack on the plane due to losing his much needed medication from an earlier incident where he got mugged. He wakes up in a hospital where his 3 children are waiting so they can tell him the truth about David. Yes it's sad and the whole story feels depressing because Frank is so lonely after losing his wife. Language is strong for a PG-13 rating with several f-words, sh*t, Jesus, [email protected] & hell. Violence is mild but includes a mugging of a man after a good deed has been done, some arguments involving children in a dream sequence, a character dies. Sexual content is mild with a prostitute who approaches Frank but he declines - she jokes about showing off her leg, references to a woman liking women, light flirting. Smoking seen and talked about, reference to a character buying drugs and overdosing. No real good messages here. Okay for families with 14+ kids due to strong language.

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 7+

Great movie for the whole family!

Nice,warming movie for the WHOLE FAMILY.My parents cried while we watched this movie.

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