Sunday, May 04, 2008

The Weather Man

This film from Gore Verbinski is one mighty depressing little number. Nicolas Cage, who I usually love, plays, yes, a weather man whose life is falling to pieces. Michael Caine has a supporting role as his writer father and offers some emotional relief to the viewer if not the main character. The story is a complex one and I'll let you tackle it should you feel inclined but I will say this, as great as Cage is I think he was wrong for the role. Perhaps Bill Murray or Robin Williams or even William H. Macy if you needed a known name but I do feel it would have worked better with a cast of unknowns, if at all. Either way you slice it, the clouds are looming in this one and you just know they are calling for rain.


Post a Comment

<< Home