Everybody's Fine

Synopsis: Frank Goode lives by himself in Elmira, NY, a recent widower with heart trouble, retired from a factory job, proud of having pushed his adult children toward success. In the summer, all four kids bail on a reunion, so, against doctor's orders, Frank decides to surprise each with a visit. He sets out to see his artist son in New York City, his daughter the ad exec in Chicago, his son the conductor on tour and presently in Denver, and his daughter who's a performer in Vegas. None are as he imagines or hopes. Will they let him see themselves as they are, and can this dad adapt?
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Director(s): Kirk Jones
Production: Miramax
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min

and wanna see the original cast,

so I just can't get away this weekend.

I'm sorry. I know I haven't been home

since the funeral,

but I'm trying, I promise. I love you.

I'm thinking of you.

Big kiss.

Hey, Dad. It's Amy.

I'm really sorry to have to do this,

but things have just gotten really crazy

at the agency

and Jack's sick with a fever.

He missed school today.

So between one thing and another,

we're not gonna be able to make it

this weekend.

I'm really sorry, Dad.

And to make things worse,

I spoke to David today,

and he can't make it, either.

He's got a lot going on,

a painting or something, but...

Anyway, I promise

we'll make it to you soon. Okay?

Love you.

Well, you can't.

You can't just go flying

all across the country,

-not in your condition.

-Who said anything about flying?

What about buses? What about trains?

I'm worried about your lungs, Frank.

Don't worry about my lungs.

Worry about your lungs.

My lungs are fine.

Fibrosis of the lungs requires you

to take things easy.

Now, you know that.

I'm just going on the buses,

on the trains...

You picked the wrong job, Frank.

I mean,

breathing in humidified PVC

all those years...

You know, it's just about seeing

the family. You know, I...

Jean always kept in touch

with everybody, and now it's...

You know how it is.

Now it's down to me.

-How are you managing on your own?

-I'm fine.

-You're fine? Yeah, fine?

-Fine, yeah. I'm fine.

You know, when I lost my wife,

I found myself talking to her

like she was still there.

It went on for months.

"Where the hell are my shorts?"

No, no. There's nobody there.

No. Talking to myself.


-You do that, Frank?


-No? No?

-Not yet.

Look, I hear what you're saying, I do,

but this trip,

it's not what you need right now.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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