• The Weather Man (2005)

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Release Date: October 28th, 2005

DVD Release Date: February 21st, 2006

R|1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary
David Spritz (Nicolas Cage) is a Chicago weatherman who, despite success at his job, is deeply unhappy. Eclipsed by his father, Robert (Michael Caine), a celebrated author, and licking his wounds after his marriage to Noreen (Hope Davis) collapses, David resolves to get his life in order by applying for a high-profile job on a New York City talk show. But with his personal life a shambles, David must decide between fast-tracking his career and repairing his rapidly deteriorating family life.

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Michael Caine, Hope Davis, Michael Rispoli, Gil Bellows, Gemmenne de la Peña, Nicholas Hoult, Judith McConnell

Director: Gore Verbinski

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Escape Artists

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

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  • The Weather Man belongs to a school of earnest, artsy Hollywood flicks that includes the Michael Douglas-goes-bonkers "Falling Down," and a lineage that goes back to revered 1970s pics like "Five Easy Pieces." show more

  • A guaranteed downer that's devoid of any upside, and free of dangerously entertaining side effects.

  • Cage works hard to find traces of humanity in a man that God forgot, as do screenwriter Steven Conrad and director Gore Verbinski. But in the face of a character no one cares about, can audiences be faulted for asking: Why should we? show more

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