Review | Everybody's Fine

Entertainment Dec. 1, 2009 AT 12:08PM
Review | Everybody's Fine

OPENS: Friday 12/4

A widower (Robert De Niro) crisscrosses the country to reconnect with his emotionally distant children (Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale and Sam Rockwell). It's a premise tailor-made for cliche-driven melo drama -- yet this holiday gem delivers, thanks to a series of subtle and poignant moments. And a special nod to De Niro, who dis appears into the role and forces the cast to raise their game.

-- MARA REINSTEIN

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