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Reign Over Me

After the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks claim the lives of Charlie Fineman's (Adam Sandler) wife and children, the heart-broken man locks himself into a hermit-like existence. When Alan Johnson (Don Cheadle), his former collage roommate, discovers Charlie's condition, he takes it upon himself to help his grieving friend come to terms with his loss. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: C
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Theater Release: 22 Mar 2007
Video Release: 08 Oct 2007
MPAA Rating: R
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Reign Over Me is rated R: for language and some sexual references.

Cast: Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle
Studio: Columbia Pictures

Detailed Review

Soft-spoken Alan Johnson (Don Cheadle) spends his days at his dental practice and his evenings holding on to a marriage that has lapsed into boredom. His wife Janeane (Jada Pinkett… 
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Why Is Reign Over Me Rated R?

This is a mature drama (rated Restricted in the United States) about a man who… 
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How does Charlie view Alan’s efforts to help him overcome his sorrow? How does this… 
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