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.
I built quote the bucket list in 2013 and “The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty” is probably the one I been meaning to see the most. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is based off a 1939 short story of the same name written by Norman Z. McLeod. This is the second film adaptation and unlike the last film or book, moves away from the satirical take on the subject and goes with a more homey and earnest feel.
This film follows Walter Mitty in the last days of Life Magazine. Walter tends to day-dream of much more adventurous scenarios than his daily job as a negative film asset manager would allow. It’s a self discovery story, its done with a-lot of heart and plenty of sentiment.