The Answer Man

2009, Comedy/Romance, 1h 36m

47 Reviews 10,000+ Ratings

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The Answer Man takes an interesting premise and overloads it with implausible scenarios, indie comedy cliches, and an all-too-familiar story arc that only occasionally benefits from its typically capable actors. Read critic reviews

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Twenty years ago, Arlen Faber (Jeff Daniels) wrote a book about spirituality that became wildly popular. These days, he's a curmudgeonly recluse who only enjoys the company of his chiropractor, Elizabeth (Lauren Graham). As Elizabeth's warmth starts to melt Arlen's cold heart, he comes to realize what love really means.

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  • Jan 01, 2014
    Caught this on TV while flipping through. Pretty good...kind of feels like a Hallmark movie though towards the end...just with a lot of swearing lol.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 14, 2012
    A little slow at times, and the ending was somewhat abrupt, but it was cute.
    Erin C Super Reviewer
  • Apr 03, 2012
    A soft spoken and fine romantic comedy about a guy who wrote a what becomes a best-selling novel about talking to God and now lives in tremulous fear that his legions of fans will discover him a fraud ... until he meets a woman who changes his life. Fine performances tie together this family friendly (except for the occasional slipped oath) and well written story of redemption through trusting ... people.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Jul 03, 2011
    Great film. Jeff Daniels and Lauren Graham shine in this film. Also good supporting work from Lou Taylor Pucci, Olivia Thirlby, and Kat Dennings. I definitely recommend this film.
    Sol C Super Reviewer

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