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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reign over meBy shazop (50 reviews) from Isle of Lewis , 06 Oct 2009really good film, sandler great in it, very different
Disappointed - what a shameBy Nicgiggs (27 reviews) from Dursley , 28 Sep 2009I think I'm pretty easy going in my approach to films and my expectations of them. But I was really disappointed by Reign Over Me. It started well and I had high hopes for an emotional and interesting journey - but nothing reall happens. Cheadle is good, Sandler is just playing Sandler, his usual personality but acting a serious dope rather than a funny one. I wasn't moved by it, I got tired of it and the film didn't go anyway. Good actors, poor script and storyline, with added bits of corny cheese and some strange jumps in plot. Dull.
tear jerker.By a customer from Clydebank , 20 Sep 2009you will cry. no doubt about that. i think its a really intimate performance from Sandler. Lets us see his more delicate side, which you apeachiate after the repitition of alot of his movies. (which i still love). if you cry at 7 pounds, you will cry at this.
Okish, very long filmBy Naughty4 (6 reviews) from Purley , 21 Jul 2009Adam Sadler actually acts very well in this film and it certainly bought a tear to my eye at certain moments. However i thought the film was too slow and drawn out. Jada Pinkett was fab but her role was too small i thought. Worth watching on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
very boringBy a customer from uk , 14 Jul 2009really cant be bothered to even talk about it. 20 mins in it was out of the DVD player.