4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
mainly sunny outlook with occasional dull spells,
This review is from: The Weather Man [DVD] (DVD)
Weatherman is a strange and ultimatley very enjoyable film. Nicholas Cage is excellent as Chicago's top weatherman, Dave Spritz, whose private life is steadily crumbling before his eyes. We follow as he aims to get the stint at New York's Hello America while battling the turmoil of his private life. This is a slowpaced and understated movie but it doesn't suffer from that. In fact, the film develops into a melodic and witty look at a normal guy trying to keep things together whilst fate conspires against him everywhere he goes.
The relationship he has with his almost-adolescent daughter is wryly observed and offers some genuinely touching and funny moments. Michael Caine keeps up his prodigious workrate as Cage's intelluctually brilliant father. His accent is unplaceable but his performance is fine. Overall this is an intelligent slowburning gem. The film provoked a very strong response from the critics. Why? Maybe they read the premise and expected some knockabout Anchorman type flick. That it most certainly is not.