Reign Over Me (2007)
March 23, 2007
Rated R for language and some sexual references
In Columbia Pictures' new drama "Reign Over Me," two former college roommates Charlie Fineman (Adam Sandler) and Alan Johnson (Don Cheadle) run into each other years later and rekindle their friendship. Charlie, who recently lost his wife and children, has retreated from his life, while Alan is overwhelmed by his family and professional responsibilities. Their chance meeting becomes a lifeline for Charlie and Alan, both of whom are in need of a trusted friend at...
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Audiences don't like Adam Sandler when he's serious. It's the sad fate of a man whose box office triumphs have all been idiotic comedies (Happy Gilmore
is one of my favorites, don't get me wrong) and almost all of his flops have been some surprisingly good dramas. Remember Punch Drunk Love
? People were talking Oscar for the guy, but no one went to go see that weird flick. Spanglish
? Great movie, but most people don't even know that picture exists. And now there's Reign Over Me
, another box office disappointment.
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