The synopsis above is only partly correct…this entire movie is a tragedy. I can think of better ways to spend one’s time and money than to plunk down 8 hard earned dollars in order to be subjected to 102 of the most depressing minutes you can imagine.
This movie reminds me of a quote from C.S. Lewis’ “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. “It’s always winter and Christmas never comes.” Weather man Dave Spritz’ life exemplifies that quote. The harder he tries to make sense of his life, the more tragedies he is faced with; from a divorce, to his daughter being ridiculed for being overweight, to his son being accosted by a sexual predator, and his father being diagnosed with terminal lymphoma. The other thing that stuck me about this downer of a movie, is that it must hold the record for the most cast members using the f-word.
To use another atmospheric metaphor, “The Weather Man” left me cold.