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Still shot from the movie: The Family Man.

The Family Man

Putting family values on the marquee, Nicholas Cage plays Jack Campbell, a Wall Street tycoon who decided 13 years earlier to postpone a relationship with his college sweetheart Kate (Tea Leoni) in favor of pursuing his career. So, he is surprised when he get a message from her one Christmas Eve. But not nearly as surprised as he is the next morning when he awakes and discovers that magically he is somehow married to Kate and the father of two children. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: C+
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 125
Theater Release: 21 Dec 2000
Video Release: 16 Jul 2001
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Just when Jack is becoming comfortable with his new life working as a tire salesman, he has an opportunity to begin working for his old company again and to make more money. However, what he perceives as beneficial for their family meets with a negative reaction from his wife. Do you think money and prestige were part of the motive for getting this job? Does having more money always improve a family?

Can you think of seemingly small decisions that may have affected your life in a major way? Is it possible to completely reverse an earlier choice? If you can’t go back does that mean it’s too late to try and change your life?

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About the Reviewer: Rod Gustafson

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