Movie Reviews Everybody's Fine

Many critics suggest that Everybody's Fine , starring Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore and Kate Beckinsale, is just fine -- in the resigned sort of way that most people utter those two words. Joe Neumaier in the New York Daily News voices a few quibbles about the script, but in the end concludes that the movie "tries to hit a few too many emotional notes and wrap things up in a bow, but the overall result isn't damaged. Turns out, you can mess up a little bit and still produce a winner." Linda Barnard in the Toronto Star comments "The story offers some fine, funny touches and just enough sentiment to tug at the heartstrings." Carrie Rickey in the Philadelphia Inquirer calls it a "prickly, bittersweet weeper." Kyle Smith in the New York Post begins his review with an anecdote "After seeing Everybody's Fine, Paul McCartney offered to write a song that plays over the closing credits. That may be because the whole movie is like a celluloid McCartney tune warm and playful and sweetly earnest, but lightly funny, too, and crafted with consummate skill." On the other hand, Rick Groen comments in the Toronto Globe and Mail that the movie demonstrates that "even an actor with the gifts of Robert De Niro can't make bland interesting." And Stephen Holden in the New York Times warns that the movie can be hazardous to your health. "The queasiness produced by this sentimental weepie builds into a wave of nausea during its interminable finale," he writes.

04/12/2009


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