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#1 Fidcal

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 04:25 AM

This is driving me nutty. Going through my old dvds I vaguely recalled a movie I liked but can't remember its title. This is all I can remember:

 

Very wealthy guy. Sort of Mel Gibson or George Clooney clean cut type (but not wisecracking in this movie where he's more desperate.) I can't track it in any of their filmographies.

 

He kind of has to relive part of his life differently or his world changes anyway somehow. One of these moral messages like It's a Wonderful Life.

 

I think he wakes up at home in bed and everything's changed and he doesn't believe it at first. There's a wife but I can't recall maybe in the previous life she'd left him.

 

Another scene: he's at home. Little kid, not sure if girl or boy but he/she is the only one who realises he's not who he's supposed to be. I think he/she says something like 'where's my real daddy?'

 

One scene I recall he goes to this big office block (glass fronted etc). He owns the block or at least is president of the company or maybe its just a swanky apartment block. Anyway, the doorman (probably a black guy but not sure) won't let him in because he doesn't know him.

 

There might be some supernatural person/angel whatever appearing now and again to tell him stuff.

 

I got deja vu that a few years back I was also searching for this movie and it took me hours. I'm sure I've watched this two or three times already. I'd guess it's a late 90's or early 2000's date. Hope it wasn't on an old VHS tape 'cos I threw those out now I don't have a player.

 

Not much to go on but maybe one of you will recoginise it? Please? :(



#2 karagot

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 05:05 AM

One of these moral messages like It's a Wonderful Life.

 

 

 

Maybe It's a Wonderful Life? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038650


Edited by karagot, 08 January 2018 - 05:05 AM.


#3 Jetrell

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 09:23 AM

I believe the movie you're talking about is, The Family Man which stars Nicolas Cage and Tea Leoni. It came out in 2000.



#4 Fidcal

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 04:47 PM

Ah, thanks Jetrell, that's the one! I would never have remembered that name because it's so... unmemorable!

 

Sadly, I can't find it anywhere in my DVDs so have to assume I recorded it from TV onto VHS tape. I had those tapes lying idle for well over a decade with nothing to play them on but reluctant to throw them away. Finally, within the last year, I made the decision to dump them without looking at the labels else I'd never have done it.

 

Oh, well, maybe I'll order it on DVD...



#5 Jetrell

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 09:38 PM

Glad to be of help. I know it's not considered a great movie but for some reason I really like it.

 

I hope you're able to find a copy of it. I've noticed that it's on TV around the holidays and I've seen it in the DVD section at my local library.






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