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New on Netflix Instant Streaming: The Weather Man (2005)

Another installment of New on Netflix Instant Streaming. Click the link to see them all or check out all of our Netflix posts including New on Netflix Instant Streaming, Lists, Reviews and more!

Please note this is not new to Netflix Instant today but merely in the past month or so.


the weather man nic cage bow cover dvdDirector: Gore Verbinski (Rango, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl)
Writer: Steve Conrad (The Promotion, The Pursuit of Happyness)
Starring: Nicolas Cage (Drive Angry, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Knowing), Hope Davis (About Schmidt, Real Steel), Nicholas Hoult (Skins U.K., X-Men: First Class, A Single Man), Michael Caine (The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, The Prestige, Children of Men)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Dark

Why You Should Watch It: Based off the cover off this DVD I misinterpreted what type of movie this was going to be. I was, for some reason, under the impression that Nic Cage went on a rampage of the Chicago streets with a bow and arrow taking out everyone. There is a sad realization 45 minutes into the movie when you realize he will most likely not be killing anyone. By the end of the movie I come to terms with this fact because it turns out to be a great movie. It’s a story of a man, a local news station Weather Man, whose life has hit a low. Sure he is at the top of his weather predicting game (despite his lack of meteorological degree or knowledge), and on his way to making the national stage, but his completely fucked personal life drives him to change the Weather Man he is.

Posted by on February 22nd 2012

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