Reign Over Me

Theatrical Release: March 23, 2007
Reign Over Me


When a man who has failed to recover from the grief of losing his family in the tragedy of September 11, 2001 (Adam Sandler) has a chance run in with an old college roommate who has since become a doctor (Don Cheadle), the painful healing process slowly begins. Liv Tyler, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Saffron Burrows co-star in a film directed by Mike Binder.

Dove Review

When one thinks of Adam Sandler, a serious drama does not come to mind. In this movie Adam plays a very intense role and he does an excellent job in his portrayal as does Don Cheadle in his part.

The story takes an in-depth look at one man’s denial of reality after he loses his family on 9-11 and his friend tries to help him recover. At times while watching this gripping drama, I don’t think there was a dry eye in the theather. Even though it was well done, this is not a family film. Due to the subject matter discussed and emotional content in this movie it would not be appropriate for the family.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Innuendo and discussion regarding a sex act.
Language: S-20; F-23; A-12; C...Sake-2; D-5; GD-4; H-2; A-12; SOB-1; J-4; P**sed-3; slang words regarding women's body parts.
Violence: Man fights with friend; man points gun at taxi driver and police; husband and wife argue; man throws things; police beat guy up; video game violence; man contemplates suicide but is unsuccessful.
Drugs: Alcoholic drinks are consumed casually a few times with one occurrence of a man becoming drunk.
Nudity: Man with shirt off.
Other: Frank and distressing talk regarding the deaths of family members.


Company: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Writer: Mike Binder
Director: Mike Binder
Producer: Jack Binder
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 125 min.
Starring: Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle, Jada Pinkett Smith, Liv Tyler
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe