Reign Over Me details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle, Jada Pinkett Smith, Liv Tyler, Saffron Burrows, Donald Sutherland, Robert Klein|
Reign Over Me
|Run time:||2 hours 4 minutes|
|Rental release:||20 Aug 2007|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
|Subtitles:||Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, Hindi, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Friendship blossoms from grief in this drama starring Adam Sandler and Don Cheadle.
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Reign Over MeBy a customer from Wales , 24 Apr 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]'A comedian at the Oscars, The saddest man of all' sang Will Ferrel at this year's Oscars and next year I fear we may once again see an example of this when Adam Sandler fails to get a deserved nomination for Reign Over Me.
Don Cheadle plays Alan, an uptight dentist who doesn't really enjoy his life. His wife is domineering and his work partners treat him with no respect. One day he bumps into his college roommate Charlie (Sandler) whose family were killed on 9/11. Charlie cannot deal with his loss and has lost touch with the world. Alan and Charlie begin to hang out again and slowly help each other with their problems.
This is Sandler back in Punch Drunk Love territory. Whilst PDL relied in some ways on Sandlers penchant for anger, this performance is more reserved. This makes the moments when he does lose it all the more powerful. Cheadle does an admirable job in supporting Sandler and the rest of the cast, including Liv Tyler, Jada Pinkett Smith and Saffron Burrows, all give good performances. But this is the Sandler show.
It is a very good film, not to emotional and with some geniunely funny moments. Plus the soundtrack is one for Springsteen fans, with The River album being an instrinsic part of the plot.
If you are expecting the Adam Sandler of Happy Gilmore you may be disappointed, but if you like good, thought-provoking films then this one is for you.
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PoignantBy MrMuse (27 reviews) from Wales , 17 Feb 2010At first glance this role would seem to be a radical departure from Sandler's latest over-the-top slapstick approach to comedy. And that first glance would not be pointing you too far from the truth. For whilst the portrayal is recognisably Sandleresque, this film, and his performance, are far superior to anything he has done before or since. This is not your run of the mill breezy laughathon lacking tangible substance; but rather a detailed examination of the human condition itself. With a great script, an exceptional lead performance, and excellently played supporting roles, anyone with more than half a brain should perhaps be questioning their own sanity if they did not like this film. An emotional rollercoaster that will make you laugh and cry in equal measure.
moving and powerfulBy pixieninja (1 review) from ninja land , 13 Feb 2010very powerful drama something quite different of Adam Sandler - i throughly enjoyed this film from start to finish took you on a heart rendering journey of a man who lost everything in the 911 tragedy and cant move on till an old friend from his past turns up and helps him see that he can let go and move on .. have your tissues ready on this one
Reign Over MeBy a customer from Thurso , 19 Jan 2010The core of this film was what are people's intentions, particularily as they relate to others & the well-being of others? What if their intentions lead to unexpected & undesirable consequences for other people?.
Adam Sandler was well equipped to peel off a layer of mental illness which 'ordinary' folk handle with difficulty.
A moving story of life/love and lossBy a customer from Exeter, England , 29 Dec 2009you never really knew where this film would take you...
but it was brilliantly acted and captured the ways in which people react to things
great film, watch it!
Reign Over MeBy Beckylovesfilm (10 reviews) from Walton-on-Thames , 07 Oct 2009A superb performance from Sandler. Never bothered with his daft comedies when they hit TV for more than 5 mins before turning over and was so amazed at how he played this role. Cheadle gives a brilliant performance. A very moving, tough film to view but worth every second. It goes right onto my fave films list!