Reign Over Me

Reign Over Me

DVD - 2007
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Alan Johnson runs into his old college roommate, Charlie Fineman, on the streets of New York City. He is suprised to find that Charlie does not remember him at all. Alan later learns that Charlie is suffering with grief over the loss of his family on 9/11. Flooded with grief, Charlie quits his job and isolates himself from everyone around him. Alan attempts to help Charlie get over his grief by rekindling their friendship while Charlie. As Alan spends a lot of time with Charlie, it puts a strain on his relationship with his wife and kids.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2007
ISBN: 9781424861170
Branch Call Number: REI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col., 4 3/4 in

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m_ms_uk
Aug 31, 2016

Why is it so traumatic, I have just been through the toughest year of my life trying to deal with the death of my Love and my father and there have been many times when I thought that being dead myself would surely be better than trying to deal with the death of two people that were a significant part of my life and all the misery that went with it. What I want to know is, what is the point of grief, why is it so awful to the point that you feel your own life is not worth living, why is the experience so shocking and what do we really gain from it. I know I am not the same person and that everything is different now, I don't view that as a bad thing really but what it took me to get to the other side of this is something I find hard to deal with and I wonder what your thoughts are on grief? Can we ignore it and just get on with our lives because some people seem able to do that, whereas I couldn't carry on, I couldn't even function at all for months and months. Maybe that's a tough journey

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EMP_0
Apr 04, 2015

I'm not used to seeing Adam Sandler play these types of roles but he did a good job. Don Cheadle was extremely patient with him considering he destroyed his office and pushed him around in other occasions; you wouldn't even get this in a so-called friendship; nowadays people are ready to cut you lose over minor things.
I believe he pitied him but at the same time was extremely compassionate because of his loss, and maybe deep down inside there were things he admired like his independence and how he spoke his mind so freely.
I wouldn't watch it again because I don't like Adam Sandler's acting, and honestly the movie was very monotonous and endless.

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DanielBogdan
Sep 29, 2013

its a fine movie
but could've been betteer

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duane767
Aug 22, 2012

Great story and genuinely moving but I also thought it could have used a few more minutes to flesh out some things in the plot.

loonylovesgood Sep 23, 2011

Beautiful movie, very underrated. This is one I would like to own.

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bdls206
Apr 07, 2011

Adam Sandler did brilliantly in this, as I think he doesn't normally play drama roles well. Overall a good movie, even though it was a little slow for me at times. I would recommend seeing this movie, as it is well put together, and will keep you well entertained.

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AndreaRowe
Jul 14, 2010

Adam Sandler and Don Cheadle at their best! Funny, sad and moving. Not sure my husband would watch it but I loved it.

nadian Jun 11, 2009

Adam Sandler has labeled himself with the comedian title, so it was difficult to take him seriously in this role. Besides which, I normally dislike his acting style.
However, this movie was much needed considering the current position society takes towards the mentally ill. There are a few scenes in which Sandler shines as a victim of post traumatic stress disorder.

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ladyhawk
Mar 31, 2008

Very unusual to see Adam Sandler in this type of role.

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reviewer
Mar 17, 2008

I dislike both Adam Sandler and American chauvinism, so was prepared to loathe this movie. Instead, I found an original, insightful drama about trauma, friendship, trust, and the mysteries of the human heart. Almost gave it 4 stars.

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bdls206
Apr 07, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

nadian Jun 11, 2009

Violence: Short scenes of minimal violence.

nadian Jun 11, 2009

Sexual Content: Implied and discussed many times.

nadian Jun 11, 2009

Coarse Language: Adult language used constantly throughout the film.

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DanielBogdan
Sep 29, 2013

DanielBogdan thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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bdls206
Apr 07, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

nadian Jun 11, 2009

nadian thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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bdls206
Apr 07, 2011

Alan Johnson: Hannah, Charlie is a superhero from outer space that stuffs the front of his tights with a sock.

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bdls206
Apr 07, 2011

Charlie Fineman: Can he go out? Is he allowed out?
Alan Johnson: Don't do that, don't ask my wife permisson for me to go out.
Charlie Fineman: Alright, you're right. Can you go out?
[Alan looks at Janeane]

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bdls206
Apr 07, 2011

A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.

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