Reign Over Me [P&S] [DVD] [2007]

  • SKU: 8375698
  • Release Date: 10/09/2007
  • Rating: R

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (17 out of 17)

    Special Features

    • Behind the Reign: The Making of Reign Over Me
    • Extended Jam Session With Adam Sandler and Don Cheadle
    • A Still Reign: photographic montage


    Reign Over Me
    A chance run-in with an old college roommate becomes the catalyst for healing in writer/director Mike Binder's tale of friendship and understanding in post-9/11 New York. When the Twin Towers went down on that fateful morning in 2001, Charlie Fineman (Adam Sandler) lost everything that he had to live for. Five years have passed since Charlie lost his family, and now the once-successful and sociable man has become a withdrawn shadow of his former self. When fate brings Charlie and his former college roommate Alan Johnson (Don Cheadle) together once again on a Manhattan street corner, Alan is shocked to see just how far his old friend has fallen. Though on the surface it would appear that Alan has it all, the pressures of his family and career have been weighing heavily on the successful dentist and loving father's shoulders as of late. At that pivotal moment when Charlie and Alan both need a trusted friend to help them work through the seemingly insurmountable challenges they face in life, the restorative power of a rekindled friendship provides just the lifeline needed to move forward into the future with hope and optimism. Jada Pinkett Smith, Liv Tyler, Saffron Burrows, and Donald Sutherland co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Adam Sandler
      Adam Sandler - Charlie Fineman
    • Don Cheadle
      Don Cheadle - Alan Johnson
    • Jada Pinkett Smith
      Jada Pinkett Smith - Janeane Johnson
    • Liv Tyler
      Liv Tyler - Angela Oakhurst
    • Saffron Burrows
      Saffron Burrows - Donna Remar

    Customer rating

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Adam Sandler's best performance


      Reign Over Me is one of the best and saddest movies I have ever seen. But don't let the depressing factor let your opinion of the movie change. This was easily one of the best movies of the past year. The movie is about Charlie Fineman, played by Adam Sandler, who is having trouble recuperating after the death of his wife and kids in the 9/11 attack. He runs into his old college roomate, Alan Johnson (Don Cheadle), who seems to be living the perfect life, but feels isolated trying to balance out work and family. They soon become close friends again, as Alan helps himself to live a more fun life. But when Charlie's problems become too much to deal with, Alan is determined to help Charlie come out of his sorrow. I don't see how this movie wasn't nominated for a single Oscar or Golden Globe, with a brilliant script, beautiful direction, and amazing acting. Adam Sandler gave the performance of a lifetime; he makes you laugh, cry, but mostly cry. Don Cheadle was also great, and deserved at least a Golden Globe. I recommend this movie 100%, you won't regret it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Sandlers Best Performance


      Reign Over Me was truley a test to Sandlers acting abilities in which he passed amazingly. This is a great movie for any movie fan, even if your not a typical Sandler fan. This was his final step in acting to show he is more than just a comedic goof. He started with semi-acting in Big Daddy, then changed it up with Spanglish and a great job in Click but by far Reign Over ME is like no Sandler you,ve seen before. Don Cheadle put up one of his best performances yet to compliment Sandler in every way, they worked PERFECT together. Not to mention the great supporting cast, including Jada Pinkett Smith, Liv Tyler, Saffron Burrows, and Donald Sutherland. Every character had a different storyline and different problems as they all effected one another. Throughout the whole movie you see how much Sandler and Cheadles characters need each other. Without hesitation I recommend this movie to any movie fan, it honestly should been at least nominated At The Oscars, It is truley that good.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      the professional review was WAY off


      i never expected to see adam sandler in such a deep and serious role. it was amazing. i disagree with everything the professional review said. it leads me to believe that the reviewer went into it thinking he was going to get either a typical adam sandler movie or that it was going to be a movie focused soley on 9/11. Neither of which is the case. the fact that it focused on the remnants of a man's life after a tragedy rather than the fact that it was a 9/11 tragedy made it so easy to empathize with charlie. yes he was a difficult character to figure out, but once you realized what his issues are, it's so easy to empathize with him. it's a beautiful movie in which a real friendship resurfaces and helps both men involved. one of the all time best.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent movie


      This is a great movie, I would strongly recommend it to any of my friends. I love watching Adam Sandler movies, and this one was one of his best. Liv Tyler also stars in the movie, and she's pretty gorgeous as always. I could relate to Charles Fineman (Adam Sandler) in this movie a lot, because he leads a realistic life for someone of his predicament. I felt sorrow during the movie sometimes as I have ties with the 9/11 incident as well. The acting in this movie is very good, and a clever mix of comedy and drama makes this a good movie to keep on the shelf.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best Adam Sandler movie


      This is a great movie showing that Adam Sandler is a great all around actor. This movie is filled with so many emotions that the person watching it can not help but feel all of them. I bought this movie just cause I am a fan of Adam Sandler, but after watching it the first time I just had to restart the movie again to watch it again. I watched this movie about 5 times with in the first 2 days I owned it. It is such a great master piece that you will fall in love with it and it will become one of your main movies in your collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      It's ok to cry, no one will blame you.

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      What a great performance by all the cast of characters. Not a personal fan of Adam Sandler but what an outstanding portrayal of a grieving husband and father grief stricken and we are aloud to be privy to his reunion with college roommate played by Don Cheadle. An All around a great movie!! Watch it once with friends and again by yourself so you can let go of your emotions and cry until you smile and enjoy each moment as these friends find their way back.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Arguably the best


      Arguably the best 9/11 movie to date. Reign Over Me takes a very personal and close-up look at how 9/11 affects just one individual, a man who lost his entire family in the attacks. Great acting, as usual, by Don Cheadle, but Adam Sandler was a huge surprise. I usually avoid his comedies, but this time around, in a dramatic role, he really impressed. Plus, he looked so much like Bob Dylan in this movie that he just has to do a movie about Bob Dylan soon!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very Good Movie


      If you like Adam Sandler, especially in a movie like Click then you'll love this movie. It's a little darker or almost an independant type flick, which I usually don't care for, but I thought this movie was excellant. Funny, sad, encouraging, just overall very good. Great supporting cast like said in other reviews. I love every movie by Adam Sandler, I think personally his acting gets better and better in every movie he's in.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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