The Weather Man

Yet again another very long break from movies. But this time I’ve got a backlog of good films (read: highly recommended by people, who’s opinions I respect) to watch. So, I started off with “The Weather Man“.

Directed by: Gore Verbinski
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Michael Caine, Hope Davis, Gemmenne de la Peña, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Rispoli, Gil Bellows, Judith McConnell, Chris Marrs, Dina Facklis, DeAnna N.J. Brooks, Sia A. Moody, Guy Van Swearingen, Alejandro Pina, Jackson Bubala
IMDB raintg: 7.2
My rating: 8.0 ********

Very very very solid movie. Everything is just so good about it – the story, the way it was told, the moods, the acting, the sound… I especially liked the ending. Finally, something fresh from Hollywood. It made the whole film stand as a whole.

While watching the film, several times I’ve caught myself thinking that I am nothing at all like Nicolas Cage character. I was so sure. But then few moments later I would question myself – am I really so different? Well, I am different. But, unfortunately, I am not “nothing at all”.

While certainly noone is perfect, it’s nice to see a film that provokes this sort of thinking.

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