It’s been a long time since the movie going public has seen Robert De Niro in a role that didn’t capitalize off of his gangster movie past. A trailer has been released for the actor’s latest film entitled, Everybody’s Fine. De Niro takes on the role of a patriarch who’s trying to reconnect with his adult children after the death of their mother. The movie is a remake of Cinema Paradiso director Giuseppe Tornatore’s film Stanno Tutti Bene.
Take a look at De Niro, the family man…
A lot of Oscar buzz is being generated over De Niro’s performance in this film. Perhaps it’s because he’s stepping outside the box that so many critics have put him in. The trailer looks like a refreshing departure from what we’re used to seeing from the actor, and I hope similar roles follow.
While looking at this I’m not sure that it screams Oscar caliber, but it does look touching as well as entertaining. Everybody’s Fine co-stars Drew Barrymore, Sam Rockwell, and Kate Beckinsale. The film is directed by Kirk Jones and will debut in theaters on December 4, 2009.
What do you think about the trailer for Everybody’s Fine?