The Family Man – The Review Show 296

We continue our tradition of watching a Nic Cage movie every 4th of July weekend, and it’s Christmas in July with the 2000 magic realism holiday rom-com The Family Man. Jack Campbell is a successful businessman living a solo jetsetter lifestyle when he’s transported to an alternate world where he stayed with his college sweetheart and settled down in the suburbs. We discuss how the story fails to stand out in the catalogue of Christmas movies, the lack of compromise in the family vs. career struggle, the inexplicable and underutilized cowboy father-in-law, actual angel Don Cheadle, and whether or not this was the movie that Kyle vaguely remembers watching someone else watch on an airplane once when he was a kid.