$5 a Day (Five Dollars a Day) (2008)
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A con man and his traditional son compete to live on five dollars a day in this THINKFilm release starring Christopher Walken and Alessandro Nivola. Calendar Girls director Nigel Cole helms the picture, penned by Tippi and Neal H. Dobrofsky.
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Critic Reviews for $5 a Day (Five Dollars a Day)
$5 a Day isn't perfect, but it does examine some of the issues that we have when connecting with our parents as adults.
Dreadfully formulaic and absent a thoughtful emotional core, the picture is best valued as a forgettable trifle starring Hollywood's most enduring weirdo.
The success of the piece rests on Nivola's calm adaptability as fatherly hi-jinx tries his patience and makes its mark on his heart.
Audience Reviews for $5 a Day (Five Dollars a Day)
Fresh, funny, warm, well-written script, great actors...what more could you want? This movie is wonderful. The whole concept behind this movie was a treat. Watching Christopher Walken "pay" for this trip across the country, without spending much (if any) money was really fun to watch. Very enjoyable Indie film.
A surprisingly effective, unique, funny, and mostly well written indie dramedy. It features Christopher Walken at his best, he manages to be both eccentric, funny, and tragic all at once. It's formulaic in some of its plot devices, to be sure, but has enough charm to carry it through some of the weaker moments (Sharon Stone). Offbeat and enjoyable throughout.
Enjoyable movie that's not too deep or too light...it finds a happy medium. Funny and also endearing in a Christopher Walken sort of way.
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