$5 a Day (Five Dollars a Day) (2008)
Release Date: May 15, 2008 Wide
Average Rating: 3.2/5
User Ratings: 1,304
A terminally-ill con man and his estranged son endeavor to live on $5 a day during a cross country drive in this road trip comedy from director Nigel Cole (Saving Grace, Calendar Girls). Nat (Christopher Walken) may be a great con man, but as a father to Flynn (Alessandro Nivola) he always came up short. Informed by his doctor that he's suffering from a terminal illness, Nat learns of an experimental treatment that could offer him a second chance at life. But that's all the way on the other side
May 15, 2008 Wide
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$5 a Day isn't perfect, but it does examine some of the issues that we have when connecting with our parents as adults.
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.
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