Reign Over Me



Reign Over Me is a 2007 drama film written and directed by Mike Binder. The film stars Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle, Jada Pinkett Smith, Liv Tyler, Saffron Burrows, Donald Sutherland and Mike Binder.

Columbia Pictures is distributing the film, which is rated "R" for "language and some sexual references" by the MPAA and was released on March 23, 2007.

The title of the film comes from the song "Love, Reign o'er Me" by The Who. The song appears on the film's soundtrack along with a cover version recorded specifically for the film by Pearl Jam.

Charlie Fineman (Adam Sandler) has completely shut himself off emotionally from the outside world. During the attacks that occurred on September 11th, he lost his wife and three daughters. Since the attacks, he has been barely able to cope with the daily intricacies of life. By chance, Charlie is reunited with his old college roomate, Alan Johnson (Don Cheadle). Alan, a successful but unhappy dentist, recognizes Charlie's grief and attempts to rekindle their friendship. Alan becomes determined to bring Charlie out of his depression.
Spoilers end here.

Reign Over Me currently holds a 66% "Fresh" rating at Rotten Tomatoes. General praise has been awarded to the performances of Sandler and Cheadle, while many flaws in the film have been traced to the screenplay.

* Charlie is seen throughout playing the video game Shadow of the Colossus. Editor Jeremy Roush explains, "You could see where someone who was dealing with 9/11 would be engrossed by a giant that keeps collapsing over and over again."
* Brad Pitt was considered for the role that ultimately went to Adam Sandler.
* Some versions of the trailer for this film include the song "All These Things That I've Done" by The Killers.
* The film was initially supposed to be released on December 1, 2006, during the Academy Awards season, but Sony decided to push the film back to March 23, 2007, in order to push The Pursuit of Happiness, as box office evidence suggests Adam Sandler's more serious roles do not present a sizable crossover appeal.
* The film was shot using the Panavision Genesis camera system and edited using Apple Inc.'s Final Cut Pro software.
* Some TV spots for the film feature the song "Ashes" by UK band Embrace.Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts.
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