Everybody's Fine

In Everybody’s Fine, Robert DeNiro plays Frank Goode, a recent widower and stern father trying to round up his grown kids to come visit him. When all four cancel at the last minute, he packs his bag and decides to visit all of them in their respective cities, a trek that takes him across the country. As it turns out, not everybody is fine in the Goode family, a reality he tries to accept as he masks his disappointment in this family tearjerker.

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Everybody’s Fine garnered a PG-13 rating for “thematic elements and brief strong language.” The ClearPlayed version removes about 20 instances of language and otherwise feels complete. There are some themes that are referred to briefly (sexual preference, drug abuse) that may not be appropriate for all ages, but it could provide opportunities for family discussion. And you may have to explain to the kids why the grownups are crying while watching the movie…

Is Everybody’s Fine, or merely just okay?…

There is an interesting vibe that emerges from Everybody’s Fine. The movie takes you into Frank Goode’s mind as he meanders slowly through the United States, revealing family hopes and dreams along the way. You’ll either go along gladly for the ride, or wonder whatever happened to DeNiro. It worked for me: I’m still wiping my eyes.

Marty Nabhan—ClearPlay “I’m O.K., You’re O.K.” Department

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief strong language.; 99 min; Directed By Kirk Jones