The Weather Man

Paramount Pictures presents a film directed by Gore Verbinski. Written by Steve Conrad. Running time: 102 minutes. Rated R (for strong language and sexual content).


This is an uncommon script about a son who just can’t do enough to live up to the man his father has been. A good father, a successful and talented writer and a well respected husband.


I admire a film that takes the steps that other films and other writers would give the time to think up. Fathers have faced many challenges with daughters in many films but so rarely do you see them try to deal with the taunting name of “camel toe.” So rarely do you see a man embrace a hobby to the point where it becomes his own confidence as is shown when you see Cage walk down the street carrying a bow and arrow. This is not a great film and I’m not exactly sure why, but it’s the kind of film I look forward to seeing and recommending because it’s different. Don’t misunderstand, I wouldn’t recommend a film just for being different. This film isn’t random for the sake of being different. It simply explores different scenarios with a very familiar subject, Father’s and Sons.


This is where the film is great. Michael Caine’s performance in this film reminds me of Anthony Hopkins in Meet Joe Black. He’s a celebrated good man, someone to look up to, and continually through sickness maintains the example his struggling son needs to aspire to. I have an attraction and respect for films that showcase a truly good person surrounded by the worst examples of man and even in the deepest moments of vulnerability staying the person they’ve always been and resolving issues by simply being themselves.

~ by fumikaelson on January 5, 2006.

One Response to “The Weather Man”

  1. awesome

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