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The Weather Man

  R HD Closed Captioning

Gore Verbinski

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Plot Summary

Chicago weatherman David Spritz (Nicolas Cage) is living the life most of us dream of: he's a celebrity, makes a six-figure salary working two hours a day, and is on the short list for the meteorologist job on a national morning show. But his professional successes are overshadowed by his personal failures. He's divorced from his wife, his kids are slipping away from him and even his Pulitzer Prize-winning father (Michael Caine) won't take him seriously.

Credits

  • Director
    • Gore Verbinski

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

TOMATOMETER

58%
  • Reviews Counted: 134
  • Fresh: 78
  • Rotten: 56
  • Average Rating: 6.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: In the face of a character no one cares about, can audiences be faulted for asking: Why should we? – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Aug 14, 2007

Fresh: This is one glum outing, with occasional pings of wry wit and hearty chuckles. – Mike Clark, USA Today, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: Dave's self-involvement is so extreme that he can't see that the bluntly human weaknesses of the people around him aren't his fault. We both pity him and want to shake him; eventually, though, we just become bored by him. – Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: The most supremely odd American film of the year. – Michael Atkinson, Village Voice, Nov 2, 2005

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Customer Reviews

A Good "Real-Life Drama"

From a drama, most expect a gripping and in-depth tale that could only happen in cinema, such as a "courtroom drama." But few films match up to what Gore Verbinski's "The Weather Man" accomplishes. That is, making a film real. Taking the "drama" out of the drama genre, and making it real-life drama. "The Weather Man" tells the story of one man's struggle to get on top of things personally, despite the fact that he is more than on top of things with his career. Anyone can relate themselves to the protagonist, David Spirtz (Nicolas Cage), because every single person in this world has been through troubling times, struggling to get a hold of things. However, it takes a certain quality for a person to really enjoy and get excited over this film. As stated, this movie is as real as possible; it really seems like the viewer is being part of the actions and thoughts of Spirtz. However, as with real life, it can seem a bit slow and tedious at times. Nevertheless, it is still a great film; just a bit difficult to get into. In conclusion, for a in-depth film of character development with a cinematic story, pick any other drama. For a down-to-earth, real-life film, then "The Weather Man" is the film to pick. ~ Greg

Excellent

This movie is a meditation on alienation and man's existential quest for meaning in the early 21st century. Especially memorable is the public's holding this fellow personally responsible for the weather, and how they treat him when his predictions are wrong. Nicolas Cage plays an "Every Guy", searching for a more ideal life and realizing that it is out of reach, a fact he comes to accept.

WEATHER MAN <333

ok everybody out there who's giving bad reviews don't post a review! half of you haven't even seen the movie the bow will make sense if you see the movie. I love this movie with nicolas cage. I do recomend that children over 13 should watch this because of drug use in the movie and some other stuff. This is one of the most funniest films that I have ever seen it was amazing. don't judge the preview judge the movie if u want 2 report me go ahead for me writing this review. but I personally love this movie.

The Weather Man
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2006

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