Reign Over Me Movie Review Summary

Actors: Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle, Jada Pinkett Smith

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A man reconnects with his college roommate who is going through a crisis and helps both him and himself along the way. Alan is a dentist who seems to have it alló a successful practice, beautiful wife, and loving kids. But he senses that something else is missing. He runs into Charlie, his old college room mate whose family died on 9/11 and is now living like a recluse. They rekindle their friendship and Alan finds his "escape" from domestic life by doing what Charlie does: acting like a big kid. Alan's wife is troubled with her husband's new pastime, meanwhile Alan tries to rehabilitate Charlie by helping him deal with his loss. He refers him to a therapist, but it barely helps. After trying to commit suicide, Charlie is sent to a mental facility, but is later released for rehab in the outside world. Alan realizes the value of his wife and family, and goes back to them with a renewed sense of appreciation.
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Best part of story, including ending: Two different tales of crisis, one very extreme and one seemingly shallow.

Best scene in story: When they would reminisce about their college days.

Opinion about the main character: Alan's problems are minute compared to Charlie's so it's good that he realizes this in the end.

The review of this Movie prepared by Tina Medina a Level 30 Banded Kingfisher scholar

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   midlife crisis

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black american


City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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