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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Saffron Burrows
Jada Pinkett Smith
Liv Tyler
Adam Sandler
Don Cheadle
Directors
Mike Binder
Screenwriters
Mike Binder
Running Time
124 minutes

Reign Over Me
Sandler gets serious, Cheadle gets the girls


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Reign Over Me

Plot
Alan Johnson (Cheadle), a New York dentist, runs into his college roommate, Charlie Fineman (Sandler), by chance after Fineman loses his family in the September 11 tragedy. The two re-spark their friendship, beginning a tentative journey towards recovery...


Verdict
Cheadle’s finest hour and proof that Sandler can act. Funny, sad and flawed — like its characters.


Reviewed by Helen O'Hara

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