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THE WEATHER MAN

102 MINUTES | BOSTON COMMON + FENWAY + FRESH POND + CIRCLE + SUBURBS

Nicolas Cageís Dave Spritz is a TV weatherman for whom itís always raining. Although his job has made him a quasi-celebrity, heís empty and unfulfilled. His ex-wife (Hope Davis, shrill and joyless) can barely contain her rage, and his two children are a mystery. None of that changes during the film, but Dave becomes more aware, and that makes life sunnier, or something. Cage used to embrace the crazy in his characters, risking absurdity but often hitting on the sublime; here his performance is so deadpan, it barely registers. Director Gore Verbinski, better known for straightforward entertainments like Pirates of the Caribbean, seems to be making his bid for mature adult drama, but this film is so self-conscious, it hurts. Only Michael Caine, as Cageís father, offers any respite from the chilly suffering.

BY BROOKE HOLGERSON

Issue Date: October 28 - November 3, 2005
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