The Family Man
In this modern-day riff on Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life, cutthroat investment banker Jack, who eschews emotional ties, is transported into the life he might have had if he wed his college sweetheart.
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- Brett Ratner
- This movie is
- DVD and streaming
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DTS 5.1 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentary by director Brett Ratner, writers David Diamond & David Weissman, and producer Marc Abraham; deleted footage; outtakes; Seal "This Could Be Heaven" music video; production info; cast and crew information; making-of featurette.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Family Man is a 2000 movie starring Nicolas Cage as a wealthy investment banker who is given the opportunity to experience what his life would have been like had he decided to stay with his college girlfriend instead of going off to London to study economics. The movie has some mature themes, including adultery and one-night stands. A woman is naked in a shower; the glass and steam mostly cover up her nudity, but there's a glimpse of buttocks and breast. Jack and his wife start to have sex, but when he says something she finds inappropriate, she stops him. A woman suggests an affair, and Jack's friend tells him that it would be disastrous: "Don't screw up your whole life just because you're a little unsure about who you are." The movie does make it clear that loving, married sex is the ideal. Characters turn to liquor to relieve stress, and a character makes a joke about his wife's drinking. There is some strong language, including "s--t" and one use of "f--k."
- Sexual Content
- Sexual references and situations, including adultery and a one-night stand. A woman is naked in a shower; the glass and steam mostly cover up her nudity but there's a glimpse of buttocks and breast. A married couple tries to have sex, remains clothed. Open talk between two married characters about having an affair with each other. Lead character shown in his underwear.
- In a corner grocery store, a character pulls a gun on the clerks, then points it at the lead character, threatening to kill him.
- Occasional profanity includes one use of "f--k" as well as "s--t," "prick," "hell," "damn," and "crap." Talk of one-night stands, affairs, and how a woman's husband "satisfies" her.
- Social Behavior
- A wealthy Wall Street executive learns that love is more important than the acquisition of material goods.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Drinking at parties and at a bowling alley. Lead character drinks booze quickly to try to process what has happened to him. He compares it to an "acid trip." Characters turn to liquor to relieve stress, and a character makes a joke about his wife's drinking.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it