Another surprising performance from Adam Sandler in a character drama. In this one he plays a guy in denial after losing his family in the September 11 attacks. Don Cheadle is an old college roommate who discovers him and helps him come back to reality while coveting his apparent freedom. Many opportunities for clichés are deftly skirted, and the heavy subject matter is punctuated almost perfectly with comic relief throughout.
Thanks to Sean for picking this one so we could poach it while he’s away.