Reign Over Me is the story of two estranged friends reuniting. Adam Sandler plays Charlie Fineman. Charlie is seriously grief stricken man dealing with fallout of losing his entire family in the 911 attacks. It has been five years since the lost of his wife and three daughters. Don Cheadle plays Alan Johnson, Charlie’s old college room-mate. They happen to reunite randomly and begin to rekindle their friendship.
What follows is a story that does its absolute best to honest. It’s a story of growth and discovery in the face of immeasurable lost. It doesn’t hit on every note, it doesn’t see the forest for the trees. It has a bigger picture, but kind of stumbles over itself to get there.