J the R and Bobby De Niro
Bob De Niro meets John Devine. Here's Tara Brady's Hot Press review of Everybody's Fine...
(Directed by Kirk Jones. Starring Robert De Niro, Sam Rockwell, Kate
Beckinsale, Drew Barrymore. 99mins. Cert 12A. Opens February 26th)
Ripe, sentimental and surprisingly effective, it’s apposite that Paul
McCartney wrote the song that plays over the end credits of
Everybody’s Fine. Like that artist, the film is old-fashioned and
predictable, a rehashing of themes and motifs that have been more
powerfully rendered in Tokyo Story and elsewhere.
Robert De Niro, putting in his most convincing, albeit sleepy
performance in a decade, plays a lonely widower who visits his grown
up children - Kate ...