• Publication date: February 19, 2011

Reign Over Me

A chance encounter on a Manhattan street corner, brings university roommates Alan and Charlie back into a long-forgotten friendship. Charlie disheveled and depressed-looking is cruising around the city on his moped, it was 5 years ago that he lost his family in 9/11. Alan, is also soul-searching at this point in his life, with family and career responsibilities weighing in on him...

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2007

MBC Max:

August 14, 2013 16:00 (KSA) ~ August 14, 2013 15:00 (CLT)

A chance encounter on a Manhattan street corner, brings university roommates Alan Johnson (Don Cheadle) and Charlie Fineman (Adam Sandler) back into a long-forgotten friendship. Charlie disheveled and depressed-looking is cruising around the city on his moped, it was 5 years ago that he lost his family in 9/11. Alan, is also soul-searching at this point in his life, with family and career responsibilities weighing in on him. Both men may prove to be the lifeline the other needs to get through this critical period in their lives.

Since losing his wife and three daughters on the plane from Boston that crashed into the twin towers, Charlie had abandoned his job as a dentist and lived on the 9/11 aid money, wearing headphones all the time and playing video games to try and blot out the memory of what happened. Alan also finds a measure of comfort in spending time with Charlie, and away from both his home (his wife- Jada Pinkett Smith) and his office. He convinces Charlie to see his therapist friend (Liv Tyler) who tells Alan that at some point Charlie has to overcome his denial and tell his story to someone...

 

Starring:

  • Adam Sandler
  • Don Cheadle
  • Jada Pinkett Smith
  • Liv Tyler
  • Donald Sutherland
  • Saffron Burrows
  • Mike Binder

Directed by:  Mike Binder

Rating:  R for language and some sexual references.