Movie Review – Adam Sandler Shines in Reign Over Me

 Movie Review – Adam Sandler Shines in Reign Over Me


I am not one for comedy often, yet I have seen Adam Sandler in quite a few films because I like the guy. Yet never have I seen him shine, as I saw him light up the screen in this highly emotive film Reign over Me. Not once have I ever seen such a powerful performance by Adam, it’s a film that will make you laugh, cry and be filled with joy. Let me liv @ mb price share some things with you.

The blurb on the back on the DVD I hired says of Adam, ‘Adam Sandler is simply remarkable.”

The description on the back of the DVD reads:

“Five years after losing his wife and children in the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Charlie Fineman (Sandler), a once successful dentist who has now retreated from his life, unexpectedly bumps into his old college roommate Alan Johnson ( Don Cheadle) on a Manhattan street corner. Alan, who is dealing with issues in his own family life, is shocked to see the change in his formerly gregarious friend.

Their re-kindled relationship becomes a life-line for the two men, who are both in need of a trusted friend, and their chance encounter soon becomes a life-long friendship where both are enriched and enlightened.”

As a person that has written two 400 page novels and three two hour movies, I am a person that likes many elements of a film or a book. I especially enjoy a dramatic film that can have me cry, have me scared, have me happy and take me through a rollercoaster of emotion. Reign over Me, thanks to Adams powerful portrayal of Charlie delivers in every single detail that I like about a well written film

As a writer there is always a struggle to get the balance between fine character development and the story moving forward. Both elements need to be there in an exceptional film, however if you spend to much time building a character the story can suffer, and if you put to much emphasis on the story rather then proper character development then the film will simply not resonate as strongly with the audience. As a writer, I could not have written a better screenplay and as an editor of scripts, I can see that this script went through an extensive polishing to make it work so well. You may see out of 560 articles that I have written, that I have written very few film reviews. Simply put, not many films inspire me enough to sit down and spend a half an hour of my time to recommend the film on paper. This film is outstanding and well worth spending money to buy it.

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