$5 a Day (Five Dollars a Day) (2008)

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Movie Info

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.

Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content, brief nudity and language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Neal Dobrofsky, Tippi Dobrofsky, Neal H. Dobrofsky
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 24, 2010
Runtime:
Capitol Films

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Critic Reviews for $5 a Day (Five Dollars a Day)

All Critics (4)

$5 a Day isn't perfect, but it does examine some of the issues that we have when connecting with our parents as adults.

Full Review… | August 1, 2012
7M Pictures

Dreadfully formulaic and absent a thoughtful emotional core, the picture is best valued as a forgettable trifle starring Hollywood's most enduring weirdo.

Full Review… | September 9, 2010
DVDTalk.com

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.

Full Review… | August 19, 2010
Cinema Signals

...very amusing and agreeable...

Full Review… | November 16, 2008
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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.

itsjustme2004
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

½

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.

3.5/5 Stars

Jeffrey Meyers
Jeffrey Meyers

Super Reviewer

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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Sarah Prisbylla

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