$5 A DAY DVD * review *
Christopher Walken is hilarious as Nat, an eccentric con-artist and deadbeat dad dying to reconnect with his troubled son, Flynn (Alessandro Nivola, The Eye, Laurel Canyon). Diagnosed with a terminal illness, Nat shanghais his reluctant son into driving him cross-country for experimental medical treatment. Low on cash, they pull off increasingly ridiculous and embarrassing schemes along the way to reach their destination spending only $5 a day. Boasting a star-packed cast that includes Sharon Stone, Amanda Peet and Dean Cain, $5 A DAY is an irresistibly fresh and charming comedy about letting go of the past and choosing your own road.Cast: Alessandro Nivola, Sharon Stone, Christopher Walken, Dean Cain, Peter Coyote, Amanda Peet
Film Clip: "Sweet Ride"
$5 A Day is an interesting movie but I can't say that it completely captured my attention. I enjoyed it but I felt like I was waiting for MORE to happen. The plot line just didn't have a lot in it. There were definitely some very funny parts and I thought the ending was good though. It just didn't leave me with that "wow" feeling and it isn't one of those movies that I'd like to watch over and over again. I did enjoy the director and cast interviews on the DVD.
Image Entertainment for sending me a review copy of this DVD.