• The Family Man (2000)

The Family Man

Release Date: December 22nd, 2000

DVD Release Date: July 17th, 2001

PG-13 |2 hr 5 min

Plot Summary

Jack's lavish, fast-paced lifestyle changes one Christmas night when he stumbles into a grocery store holdup and disarms the gunman. The next morning he wakes up in bed lying next to Kate (Tea Leoni), his college sweetheart he left in order to pursue his career, and to the horrifying discovery that his former life no longer exists. As he stumbles through this alternate suburban universe, Jack finds himself at a crossroad where he must choose between his high-power career and the woman he loves.

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Piven, Saul Rubinek, Josef Sommer, Makenzie Vega, Jake Milkovich

Director: Brett Ratner

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Riche-Ludwig Productions, Saturn Films, Beacon Communications, Beacon Pictures, Howard Rosenman Productions

Distributors: MCA/Universal Pictures [us], Universal Pictures

Keywords: Daughter, New York City, Touching, Marriage, Wife, 2000s, Office, Sacrifice, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Bob GrahamSan Francisco Chronicle

    Cage gives a performance that invites audiences to lay cynicism aside in a romantic fable. show more

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Cage and Leoni make it offbeat.

  • 75
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    Cage is a wonderful light comedian; were someone to remake "It's a Wonderful Life," he'd be on the short list for the role of George Bailey. And Leoni is Donna Reed, reborn. show more

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