- I am a bereaved mother and wife. I began this blog to help me look for the "good things" in life after my daughter, "Babybear", died in July 2005. Three years later, her daddy, my husband, "Bear", died in November 2008. (You'll find a link to their stories on my blog) And now, as difficult as it is, I continue to look for the good things in my life as I learn my new normal with my pup, "Furrybear", at my side. And the angels on my shoulder...
The Poem That Inspired My Blog's Subtitle
Bear and Babybear
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Reign Over Me - Starring Adam Sandler and Don Cheadle.
Charlie Fineman (Sandler), a 9/11 widow, has retreated from the rest of the world. One day, he runs into Alan (Cheadle), his former college roommate. They soon begin to re-kindle their friendship, and so begins Charlie's healing process.
While this movie had some slow parts, I think it was necessary for the story's ultimate lesson. You can not force someone to "get better" until they are ready. Charlie retreated because people were pushing on him to seek professional help after losing his wife, daughters and dog in the 9/11 attacks. This only made things worse for him.
I enjoyed seeing Adam Sandler in this movie because it shows that he is not just a goof and can be taken more seriously as an actor. I hope he will make more movies like this in the future. The friendship between Charlie and Alan was interesting, yet realistic.
I certainly would recommend this movie, especially if you're looking for a feel-good movie, or if you like to see unique friendships stories.