Reign Over Me

Reign Over Me

Reign Over Me

Adam Sandler plays Charlie Fineman, in this dramedy, a man who loses his wife and three daughters (and also the family dog) in the September 11 attacks. When Charlie, darkly despondent, runs into an old university roommate (Don Cheadle), he begins to find a way out of his grief. After 'United 93' and 'World Trade Center', we might call this the first 9/11 therapy movie. Bring tissues.

2007Rating: M124 minsUSA
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Reign Over Me / Reviews

The New York Times

The New York Times

Reign Over Me uses the rhythms and moods of comedy to explore, and also to contain, overpowering feelings of loss, anger and hurt. And like that earlier movie ("The Upside of Anger"), this one is maddeningly uneven...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

It doesn't exploit our emotions about Sept. 11; it simply tells a story that exists because of what happened that day -- one that should resonate with a wide, appreciative audience...

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Veering between sentimentality and exploitation with a few misguided stops at raunchy sex farce, Reign Over Me never finds a tone to suit its purpose...

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Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

A thoughtful, involving and sometimes moving film that almost (and I do mean almost) justifies its use of 9/11 as a dramatic device...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Movies about male friendship are often trivialized with the "buddy" tag, but this one resonates beyond that...

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