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The Family Man (London-Sire)

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The Family Man

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
130 minutes
Limited Release Date:
12/15/00
Wide Release Date:
12/22/00
performer:
Nicolas Cage, Tea Leoni, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Piven, Paul Sorvino
director:
Brett Ratner
Producers:
Beacon Pictures, Howard Rosenman Productions, Riche-Ludwig Productions
distributor:
Universal
author:
62190, 62531
genre:
Drama, Romance

We gave it a B-

”You Stole My Bell” is Elvis Costello’s most disappointing soundtrack contribution since his theme for Party Party; it’s as if he wanted to pen a more accessible than usual ballad, then left it sounding like a demo. A more effectively mawkish appeal to romanticism-in-flux comes with Seal’s ”This Could Be Heaven.” Mostly, though, this is an oldies set, ranging from the sublime (the Delfonics’ ”La-La Means I Love You”) to the ridiculous (Mr. Big’s ”To Be With You”? Is the Japanese market that important?) to the sublimely ridiculous (Mocedades’ ”Eres Tu”).

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