The Family Man Synopsis
A Wall Street playboy (Nicolas Cage) wakes to an alternate suburban existence.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
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...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Cage gives a performance that invites audiences to lay cynicism aside in a romantic fable.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Cage and Leoni make it offbeat.
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63

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
A holiday fable that's not destined for immortality but goes down more easily than most of the pap Hollywood tries to feed us every...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Sweet, light entertainment, but could have been more.
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63

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Despite solid acting, it's a fantasy for those who don't know jack about what really makes for a wonderful life.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Schlock weeper.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Mark Caro
I didn't believe it, and I don't think the people who made The Family Man did either.
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40

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Starting to feel sick? Just you wait.
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38

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Sitting through it is like waking up on Christmas morning to find a stockingful of styrofoam.
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Rated PG-13 | For Strong Language and Sensuality
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Pleasant movie despite some predictability.
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