Tough. Violent. Psychotic.

These are words that we normally associate with Robert De Niro characters. We remember him as Vito Corleone, head of the Mafia family in 'The Godfather Part II,' a gun-toting depressive in 'Taxi Driver,' an animalistic boxer in 'Raging Bull' and a psychopathic rapist in 'Cape Fear.'

But in the Kirk Jones-directed family dramedy 'Everybody's Fine,' a remake of Giuseppe Tornatore's 1990 movie of the same name, he plays a sad and aging widower who tries to reconnect with his children after his wife's death.