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  • Summary: Everybody's Fine follows a widower who embarks on an impromptu road trip to reconnect with each of his grown children only to discover that their lives are far from picture perfect. At the heart of "Everybody's Fine" is the theme of family and physical and emotional distances traveled to bring the members back together. (Miramax) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 25
  2. Negative: 7 out of 25
  1. 88
    After seeing Everybody's Fine, Paul McCartney offered to write a song that plays over the closing credits. That may be because the whole movie is like a celluloid McCartney tune: warm and playful and sweetly earnest, but lightly funny, too, and crafted with consummate skill.
  2. 75
    The movie works because so much of what's on screen will resonate with viewers.
  3. De Niro's minimalist performance has maximum emotional impact and succeeds in unifying the episodic film.
  4. 50
    Once it’s clear the movie won’t be deviating at all from its formula, Frank’s journey gets tedious.
  5. 42
    It’s offensive, really, this blatant pandering to emotions.
  6. 38
    No trite, tear-jerking cliché goes undrooled in the script by director Kirk Jones.
  7. The queasiness produced by this sentimental weepie builds into a wave of nausea during its interminable finale.

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  3. Negative: 0 out of 9

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