Everybody’s Fine (2009)

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Review by Ruth of FlixChatter

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I saw this film as part of Mark and Tyson’s Robert De Niro blogathon and I was drawn to see this one as I like the premise. De Niro plays a widower Frank who realizes that his only connection to his family was through his wife. He then sets off on an impromptu road trip to reunite with each of his grown children.
The beginning of the film shows how Frank is anticipating his kids home for a family reunion. He mows the lawn, clean his house, buys steaks and expensive wine, etc. But as he sets up his barbeque in his yard, one by one his children calls and tells him they can’t make it. Frank is devastated, but promptly decides to pay each of them a surprise visit. Ignoring his doctor’s advice that he has to rest, Frank packs up his small carry-on and takes his first train ride to New York City to see his artist son David.

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The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000)

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Review by Mark Walker of Marked Movies

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As a co-host for this Blogathon, I like to begin by stating – for the record – that there will be no bias from either myself or Tyson regarding the movies of DeNiro. We may be massive fans of the actor, himself, but there’s no denying that some of his films just don’t cut it. As I have seen a great number of DeNiro’s movies, I was, unfortunately, left with ones I’d rather avoid but in keeping with the rules of the Blogathon I still had to choose. I did, however, hope against hope that I might have misjudged and that I’d still be treated to something unexpectedly good. Alas, my preconceived opinions proved to be correct. This is, quite possibly, the very worst cinematic experience of my life.

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