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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

$5 A Day Blu-Ray Review

$5 A Day Blu-Ray Review

Synopsis: Christopher Walken is hilarious as Nat, an eccentric con-artist and deadbeat dad dying to reconnect with his troubled son, Flynn (Alessandro Nivola, The Eye, Laurel Canyon). Diagnosed with a terminal illness, Nat shanghais his reluctant son into driving him cross-country for experimental medical treatment. Low on cash, they pull off increasingly ridiculous and embarrassing schemes along the way to reach their destination spending only $5 a day. Boasting a star-packed cast that includes Sharon Stone, Amanda Peet and Dean Cain, $5 A DAY is an irresistibly fresh and charming comedy about letting go of the past and choosing your own road.

Review: You know, just when I thought Sharon Stone couldn't be relevant anymore, this movie comes along.  I didn't have a lot of faith in $5 a Day going into it, but I was pleasantly surprised by its quality.    The performances by Stone and Christopher Walken were both very respectable and actually broke a few of their own stereotypes.    This is a great drama with a lot of heart.  I know its listed as a comedy, but its more of a light-hearted drama.  There is definately a 'slice of life' message here that you can take away from it.  I greatly enjoyed this one.

Interest Range: Drama, Comedy