• The Answer Man (2009)

The Answer Man

Release Date: July 24th, 2009

DVD Release Date: November 3rd, 2009

R |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

Twenty years ago, Arlen Faber (Jeff Daniels) wrote a book about spirituality that became wildly popular. These days, he's a curmudgeonly recluse who only enjoys the company of his chiropractor, Elizabeth (Lauren Graham). As Elizabeth's warmth starts to melt Arlen's cold heart, he comes to realize what love really means.

Cast: Jeff Daniels, Lauren Graham, Lou Taylor Pucci, Olivia Thirlby, Kat Dennings, Nora Dunn, Tony Hale, Annie Corly

Director: John Hindman

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: 120dB Films

Keywords: Love, Son, Office, Endearing, Engaging, Friendship, House, 2000s, Amusing, Transformation, Relationships

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Though his film is a tad choppy and a lot chatty, Hindman elicits sympathetic performances from leads who demonstrate a deep understanding of movie physics. show more

  • 63
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    The Answer Man is a passable way to kill two hours on a lazy summer afternoon, and perhaps an excuse to get out of the heat. show more

  • 50
    Mark JenkinsNPR

    A theological trifle that ultimately twists itself into a romantic comedy. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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