I loved the film Everybody's fine. It is a film that has got its heart at the right place.
It's just a couple of minutes ago that I discovered that the film is actually a remake of a Giuseppe Tornatore film. Now I can't wait to catch up with that film as well. I'm sure it is going to be no less a great viewing.
In terms of a story, maybe the film Everybody's fine is a little too simple. But it is the way it looks in its final form with all those great acting, writing and making that makes the film so damn good. Kirk Jones has made the film real well. Robert De Niro is so real as the concerning old father and Drew Barrymore is no less wonderful in the picture as his daughter.
The film has brilliant frames all through but the makers could have shot the film on celluloid. But that isn't such a big issue as it the film still works fine. The film gets real emotional at times and the great acting adds even more feel to it.