Reign Over Me

It seems pretty clear that writer-director Mike Binder is having some sort of mid-life crisis. Why else would his recent work feature so many male characters who feel stifled by their marriages? Still, he does at least seem to realize that he shouldn't be feeling that way, which I guess sort of makes it better. I found this one to be a good deal more mature on that front than I was expecting, actually. Add in Adam Sandler's best dramatic performance to date and Don Cheadle--who is always good--and you have quite a good film. It's not without its flaws--the female characters are notably one-dimensional--but I think it's worth it for what it does right.

Viewed: 3/24/2007 | Released: 3/22/2007 | Score: B+

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