Reign Over Me Poster

Release Date: March 23rd, 2007

DVD Release Date: October 9th, 2007

R|2 hr 4 min

Plot Summary
Charlie Fineman (Adam Sandler), who lost his family in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, still grieves over their deaths. He runs into his former college roommate, Alan Johnson (Don Cheadle), and the two rekindle their friendship. Alan himself is feeling the strain of family and professional responsibilities, and his renewed bond with Charlie gives both men the strength to carry on during a turning point in their lives.

Cast: Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle, Jada Pinkett Smith, Liv Tyler, Saffron Burrows, Donald Sutherland, Mike Binder, Robert Klein

Director: Mike Binder

Genres: Drama

Production Co: 3 Arts Entertainment, Sunlight Productions

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

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  • This is not a simple picture. It's serious, disarmingly funny at times and certainly ambitious, yet diminished by some of the traits that have made the standard Sandler characters so popular.

  • A triumph for Cheadle and Sandler, whose performances strew the seeds of regeneration. show more

  • It doesn't exploit our emotions about Sept. 11; it simply tells a story that exists because of what happened that day -- one that should resonate with a wide, appreciative audience. show more

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