The Year of Getting to Know Us


Action / Comedy / Drama

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Lucy Liu as Anne
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Sharon Stone as Jane Rocket
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Tony Hale as Nickie Apple
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Jordana Spiro as Kim Temple
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819.95 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 30 min
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1.55 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 30 min
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Reviewed by SnoopyStyle4 / 10


Ron Rocket (Tom Arnold) has a stroke during his weekly golf game. His son Christopher Rocket (Jimmy Fallon) is estranged and living in NYC with his girlfriend Anne (Lucy Liu). He goes home to Arcade, Florida where they have the big house in the small town. He reconnects with womanizing friend Nickie Apple (Tony Hale) and old crush Kim Temple (Jordana Spiro). In flashbacks, his flighty mother Jane (Sharon Stone) asks Ron to make that "The Year of Getting to Know Us". Christine Jacobson (Illeana Douglas) is their neighbor.

Jimmy Fallon is trying dramatic acting. It's limited. The directions are also limited. The writing needs some interest. Hale is interesting but in general, the modern time is a drag. The flashbacks could be a compelling coming-of-age story for the young Chris. I rather cut out the entire present day story and do only the past. I suggest this fully understanding that Tom Arnold is a big part of that part of the story. He would probably be better in dramatic acting than Jimmy Fallon.

Reviewed by napierslogs6 / 10

Home is not where the heart is

Christopher Rocket (Jimmy Fallon) returns home after news that his father is dying. Home is Florida, where he was raised by his emotionally-abusing, distant and womanizing father (Tom Arnold) and his soon-to-be-hippie and emotionally-abused mother (Sharon Stone). Home is not where the heart is.

We have many flashbacks of the out-of-whack dynamics of Chris's childhood. Most of which weren't need, primarily because these are good actors, so we only needed a scene or two to see that Chris never got the love and support that he should have.

Chris as an adult is an emotionally-distant and cynical young man. His beautiful girlfriend Anne (Lucy Liu),beautiful on the inside and out, thinks he can grow up, accept his parents and then enter into a mature and committed relationship with her if he has a heart-to-heart with his father in the hospital. You know, the father who's in a coma and the one who has never said a meaningful word to his son in his entire life - oh, how naive some supporting characters can be. The almost brilliantly funny scene of Chris attempting a conversation with his father in the hospital only landed him in jail. Maturity will have to come later.

This is Jimmy Fallon playing a very sullen man in a drama-comedy that is mostly drama. Almost completely drama with a lot of slow scenes building up to emotionally-abusive results which we already knew from previous slow scenes building up to emotionally-abusive results. These struggles with maturity have been seen before, either in other dysfunctional family dramedies or in the first few scenes or trailer of this film since they didn't have too much more to add, but "The Year of Getting to Know Us" is a pretty good film, well acted and with solid characters.

Reviewed by camillemurray828 / 10

Very Good Film. Vintage Sharon Stone

I saw this at Sundance earlier in the year. I didn't know anything about it going into the festival and it blew me away. Sharon Stone was terrific. I'm not a huge fan of hers, but the scenes of her and her son when he was a boy were terrific. Tom Arnold was also great as her car sales/womanizing husband. Jimmy Fallon was oddly serious throughout the film. I was hoping he'd crack a jock every once in a while, but he was supposed to play is straight and he was good. Lucy Liu was also good as his girlfriend. The movie was a thoughtful/funny meditation on the father/son/family dynamic...of loss, love and regrets. Surprisingly good film.

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