$5 a Day (Five Dollars a Day) (2008)
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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.
A mildly engaging road movie of father-son reconciliation that is illustrative of the difference between charm and narrative conflict.
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)
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
So I unknowingly and completely randomly selected consecutive movies with Christopher Walken playing a dying, estranged father who drags his son on a road trip. In both movies he dies and has his ashes dispersed. What are the odds on that? I should prolly buy a lottery ticket tomorrow. This one wasn't as good as the other, but it had its moments and was enjoyable.
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.
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