I'm Fine. You're Fine. We're All Fine. Now Shut Up
I’ve seen the trailer for Everybody’s Fine a couple of times in theaters, but the damn thing has yet to show up online, except for this international trailer dug up by In Contention (which also suggests that DeNiro’s performance could get some Oscar consideration).
From Kirk Jones (Nanny McPhee), the remake of a 1990 Italian film looks like a decent holiday flick, though nothing — in my mind — that would warrant awards consideration. DeNiro plays a widower whose three children (played by Sam Rockwell, Drew Barrymore, and Kate Beckinsale), for different reasons, decide not to come home for Christmas. So, DeNiro decides to go to them, instead. It has schmatzy feel-good written all over it, though I’m not averse to that during the holiday season. I just don’t think it merits serious attention.
In either respect, it’s good to see DeNiro in a movie I actually want to see. And Sam Rockwell, y’all.