is about a retiree played by Robert DeNiro.
He just lost his wife, and now wants to
try and restart his relationship with his his grown kids with
a surprise visit to each one.
He finds them uncomfortable around him,
and it seems they're trying to hide something.
Also, he finds out he's the disciplinarian
and his late wife was the provider of emotional support.
This film stays simple, sincere, and heart-warming,
not a real Xmas upper, but no doubt some will feel like they've
been run over by a train.
At times it gets a little melodramatic,
but it's right to the point.
I found it just fine.
When his children all give excuses for
not showing up to a family reunion dinner, Frank Goode decides
it's time to visit each one of his four children to find out
It's a road picture about self-discovery,
aging, and truth that turns into a sad tale about a dysfunctional
family with a lack of communication.
The film Everybody's Fine is a story
about a recently widowed father who tracks down his three grown
children when they all cancel their trip home for a visit.
I found this sad tale hard to accept, like
the way each son or daughter is secretly unhappy and lying to
their dad about such important life changes as divorce and childbirth.
This is not very believable in a modern
There were just too many other falsehoods
in the rest of the movie to find it enjoyable.