Reign Over Me - DFWstangs Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-07-2007, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 5,816
Reign Over Me

Man, I just saw this. I'll be honest, I went into it thinking it was going to suck. I'm not usually an Adam Sandler fan, unless Penguins or Aligators are a part of the cast, as well.

But dammit if this movie wasn't great. Don Cheadle is great, Adam Sandler is an absolute surprise. The story is heartbreaking and sad, but has some really great humorous moments. The people I was with, at one point were literally crying, then laughing with tears still coming out. It tugged at my heartstrings more than once, as well.

Do yourself a favor, go see it. For us here in Texas, who only saw 9/11 on TV, it brings the whole thing closer to home, and makes it easier to imagine the pain that the people who lost love ones, went through.
gpamp is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-07-2007, 12:10 PM
Ultimate X-phoria
 
Hollywood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Not now chief, i'm in the fuckin zone
Posts: 19,895
I saw it opening weekend and thought it was good. I don't think alot of people on here will care for it since it's not the typical Sandler slapstick comedy. I thought it was a strong drama though. Will probably add it to my collection when it hits DVD.
Hollywood is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-07-2007, 12:51 PM
who cares
 
sassystang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: dfwmotorsports.net
Posts: 13,716
It looks good to me. Might try to go see it.
sassystang is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-07-2007, 05:36 PM
Founding Member
 
fordracing19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Lake Dallas Texas
Posts: 6,850
I thought it was pretty good. That song is still stuck in my head.

93 Teal/Gray Cobra
fordracing19 is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-08-2007, 01:09 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 5,816
Quote:
Originally Posted by fordracing19
I thought it was pretty good. That song is still stuck in my head.
No kidding. Although, the Pearl Jam cover at the end of the movie sucked ass.

But damn, the part in the movie where he's in court, and the asshole from The Office puts his family picture in front of him, and he starts screaming the words to "Reign on Me", singing along with them from his headphones while they dragged him out of the courtroom, I welled up like a pussy.
gpamp is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-08-2007, 09:51 AM
D
Sofa Kingdom
 
D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Rapid City, SD
Posts: 9,335
I'll see it when its on DVD maybe. I don't like watching movies centered on catastrophic shit like 9/11 and Pearl Harbor.
D is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-08-2007, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 5,816
Quote:
Originally Posted by D
I'll see it when its on DVD maybe. I don't like watching movies centered on catastrophic shit like 9/11 and Pearl Harbor.
No, no! Go see it before that if you can. It's not really centered around it. In fact, they rarely say the word "9/11". It's just a story, where someone's really been displaced by 9/11. It's current, as in, it happened today, in 2007. But it's about Adam Sandler's character being out of it, because he lost his family in 9/11.

If you saw it, you'd totally understand what I'm trying to say, haha.
gpamp is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the DFWstangs Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome