A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive. —IMDb
Gregor “Gore” Verbinski (born March 16, 1964) is an Academy Award-winning American film director, screenwriter, producer and musician. He is best known for directing the films The Ring, the Pirates of the Caribbean film series and the Academy Award-winning Rango.
Verbinski was born the third of five children to Victor and Laurette Verbinski in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. His siblings are Janine, Claire, Diane and Steven. His father was of Polish descent and worked as a nuclear physicist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In 1967 the Verbinski family moved to Southern California, where a young Gregor grew up in the town of La Jolla. Gregor was an active Boy Scout and surfed regularly. He went to Torrey Pines Elementary, Muirlands Junior High, and La Jolla High School before attending UCLA Film School. Verbinski graduated with his BFA in Film from UCLA in 1987. He is now the father of two boys, Anton and Ivan.
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Nicolas Cage is remarkably restrained, the film suffers due to that fact. Almost worth it to hear Michael Caine say "Frosty", "Cameltoe", & "Big Gulp". There are a few scattered WTF lines as well.
This movie is incredibly meaningful to me. There's something about a protagonist who wants to make things better, but isn't equipped to actually do it, that gets to me. It simultaneously is and isn't his fault. Nicolas Cage is pitch-perfect. It's wholly original & solid 'like a rock'. I love Michael Caine's dialogue at the end. "Son, in this shit life we must chuck some things. We must chuck them. In this shit life."