The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008)





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A workaholic with a fear of commitment struggles to reconcile his dysfunctional past during a trip back home to visit his ailing father in this comedy starring Jimmy Fallon. Christopher Rocket (Fallon) is a nice enough guy, but thanks to his troubled family history, he isn't much for making commitments. Just as his smoldering girlfriend Anne (Lucy Liu) begins hinting that she's ready for him to pop the big question, Christopher's self-absorbed father (Tom Arnold) suffers a major stroke. But the stroke may actually be a blessing in disguise, because once Christopher returns to Florida and begins building bridges with his free-spirited mother Jane (Sharon Stone), his priorities finally start coming into focus.
Comedy , Drama
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Jimmy Fallon
as Christopher Rocket
Sharon Stone
as Jane Rocket
Tom Arnold
as Tom Rocket
Lucy Liu
as Anne
Illeana Douglas
as Christine
Chase Ellison
as Young Christopher
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Critic Reviews for The Year of Getting to Know Us

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

An anemic grab-bag of Sundance cliches.

Full Review… | January 30, 2008
Top Critic

You won't want to get to know these obnoxious characters.

January 28, 2008
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Director Patrick Sisam merely cherry picks his favorite moments of dysfunction and eccentricity, failing to provide any sort of reasonable argument for Christopher's zombified mental state.

Full Review… | December 29, 2010

Audience Reviews for The Year of Getting to Know Us

I thought this was a very convincing story. Patrick Sisam did a wonderful job a with bringing out the child's perspective to the family life. The child's different memories to what happens in the family and what that perspective does to the adult child's choices in life. I'm not saying it's a perfect film but it is worth a watch.

Laura Rachel
Laura Rachel

I really enjoyed this one. A man discovers how truly screwed up his is through remembering his past. The flashback scenes worked very well and you start to really see the character.

John Trifiletti
John Trifiletti

I wasted my time in this film

Mouhannad  Sawas
Mouhannad Sawas

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