2nd Blog-a-versary Special: FAMILY MAN’s ‘Anniversary’ Clip


Happy 2nd Anniversary, FlixChatter!

In honor of this special event, I want to share one of my favorite scenes, from one of my favorite movies ever. It is from the warm-hearted, laugh-out-loud film The Family Man (2000), starring Nicolas Cage. IMDb sums it up in one sentence:
A fast-lane investment broker, offered the opportunity to see how the other half lives, wakes up to find that his sports car and girlfriend have become a mini-van and wife.
Jack Campbell (Nicolas Cage) has a crucial decision to make: stay in New York City with his college sweetheart, or move to London where a prestigious career in finance awaits. One Christmas Eve, after his high-powered career brings him back to New York, he is confronted with a “glimpse” of what his life would have been like had he  chosen love over money. He struggles and improvises in ever-amusing ways to play the part of husband and dad he’s been thrust into with his newly acquired family.
Here’s Jack “forgetting” his wedding anniversary:
(I love that in the restaurant scene he’s attired in the same Zeena sport coat Kate presented him the morning of their anniversary.)
I care for only a few Nick Cage roles (Moonstruck, Adaptation, Matchstick Men), but Jack in The Family Man tops them all. The way the committed bachelor plays the initially resentful, confused and befuddled husband is hilarious. And he gradually evolves into a man who’s confident with his new life and learns to appreciate and actually enjoy his new-found family, and finally becomes reluctant to return to his old life. From beginning to end, his performance is masterful.
All the loyal readers, lurkers, commenters, bloggers, and contributors really make FC seem like one great big happy family. So again, happy anniversary/birthday!
Here’s to the next two years of the equally engaging, beguiling blog spearheaded by Ruth, FlixChatter 😀