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This review is from: The Weather Man [DVD] (DVD)
This is not a comedy! Just wanted to clear that up. The Weather Man was stupidly marketed as a comedy, when really it's a dark and sometimes depressing character study. It's story and tone is similar to American Beauty, albeit this is much darker and actually manages to paint a bleaker image of Nicholas Cage's character than of Lester Burnham. The acting is mostly good, but the greatest feature of the film is the cinematography; starting with the memorable opening shot of the ice covered lake, the cinematography never faulters and helps greatly in symbolizing Dave Spritz' loneliness.