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THE WEATHER MAN

 
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At Theaters: 10/28/2005 On Video: 2/21/2006
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 42 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 449939
Studio: Paramount Pictures Corp.
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Popular Chicago TV weatherman David Spritz has a shot at the big time when "Hello America," a national morning show, calls him for an audition. At the top of the world professionally, David is approaching disaster on a personal level as rapidly as the weather changes. His painful divorce, his dad's illness, and trouble with his kids have David poised on the knife's edge between stability and calamity. Trying to gain control of his situation, David slowly comes to realize that life, much like the weather, is completely unpredictable.
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Drama - This drama tends to be on the sad side with some humor mixed in. A man seems to be in a rut and things don't get any better for him.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Nicolas Cage NATIONAL TREASURE, MATCHSTICK MEN, WINDTALKERS
Michael Caine BEWITCHED, BATMAN BEGINS, SECONDHAND LIONS
Hope Davis PROOF, ABOUT SCHMIDT, HEARTS IN ATLANTIS, MUMFORD
Gil Bellows TV's - ALLY MCBEAL
Michael Rispoli MR. 3000
Director: Gore Verbinski PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, THE RING, THE MEXICAN
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Introduction
Predicting A Great Production
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PROFANITY: Over 30 F-words, 10 S-words, 2 GD's, some other profanity.
SEX/NUDITY: A sex scene, verbal sex humor.
VIOLENCE: Some mild physical violence.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol and cigarettes.
ACTION: One foot chase.
COMEDY: Mild verbal sex humor and some physical comedy.
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Very Mixed

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Roger Ebert Full Review
Very Good 'The Weather Man' is a downer, although the sun breaks through from time to time, and there are moments of comedy that are earned, not simply inserted.

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Based on an Exit Polling of 58 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
6
Fairly Low
100%
13-19Teens (F)
5
Low
40%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
13
Fairly Low
69%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
10
Fairly Low
70%
30+Adults (M)
12
Fairly Low
42%
30+Adults (F)
12
Fairly Low
58%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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Moviegoer Opinions:

We collected 58 moviegoer opinions. These are TERRIBLE OPINIONS! Only a small percentage really enjoyed "The Weather Man." Most rated it as average to below average movie with quite a few actually disliking it. I would suggest that you read all we offer on this movie before deciding if it's right for you. I'm afraid most of you will be very disappointed in "The Weather Man."


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Meet David Spritz (Nicolas Cage), Chicago's local weatherman for WCH, Channel 6. For many, he's more than just someone who forecasts sun, rain, sleet or snow — he's a moving target. Pelted on a regular basis with soda pop, malts and fast food by jealous fans, many of whom have a curious love-hate relationship with him, David wants nothing more than respect... especially from his father, prize-winning author Robert Spritzel (Michael Caine). He also wants his estranged wife Noreen (Hope Davis) to love him again, his daughter (Gemmenne De Ia Pefia) to be happy, and son (Nicholas Hoult) to stay out of trouble. On top of that, David wouldn't mind mastering archery.

But although David's life is full of inner turmoil, on the outside the weatherman with the winning smile and onscreen charm appears to be pretty much under control. Even the producers of the prestigious New York-based "Hello America," hosted by Bryant Gumbel (portraying himself), have noticed his work and want him to audition for their syndicated national morning show. Still, no amazing career opportunity seems to be stopping David's personal life from going into a skid, and much like the tornadoes he predicts, he could be headed for a path of destruction.

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