“Cancer is not a negotiation Mr. Jensen.”

As the boss, Ed Blackridge, (Willem Dafoe) of Blackrock Recruiting agency, a Chicago-based headhunting firm, prepares to retire. Dane Jensen (Gerard Butler), a ruthless wonder, vies to achieve his long-term goal of taking over the company by going heads-up with his ambitious rival, Lynn Vogel (Alison Brie). However, Dane’s 10-year-old son, Ryan ( Max Jenkins, who he calls Ryno, is suddenly diagnosed with cancer. Now he must decide who takes priority—his long-term goal or his son.

Until Ryan’s diagnosis; Dane always thought of Ryno as overweight and would take him running in the morning. But never understood why his son couldn’t keep up or why he was tired all of the time. Now with a clearer picture of his son’s condition; Dane’s corporate world begins to crumble as he continuously tries to manipulate his staff’s numbers and some of the clients to win his position.

Ryan’s interests in architecture begin taking center stage as his leukemia progresses. He and his father are taking outings to different buildings that he wants to see. As pressures mount, his wife begins to assess how Dane sacrificed his family life for his corporate life. In a very dramatic hospital scene, she tells him how pathetic it is that he did not come to the realization of life’s importance until his son lay dying.

In the backstage, there is a very qualified engineer, Lou (Alfred Molina), who Dane has been shuffling around. And has kept dangling on a string of false salvation with lies of deceit and the intention of never really helping Lou get re-employed. But in a moment of desperation, as his son lies dying, Dane makes a huge career-changing decision. You will just have to watch the movie to find out what the decision was and the results of that decision.

This film was originally released in 2017, is 108 minutes is rated R, and can be seen on Netflix and YouTube

Director: Mark Williams
Cast: Gerard ButlerDustin MilliganMax JenkinsWillem DafoeGretchen MolAlfred MolinaAlison Brie, and Anupam Kher.

We give A Family Man

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This movie will give you a quick attitude adjustment about what’s important in life. At some point in our lives, we all think about God; especially in hopeless situations. And no matter how much money you make or your net worth—there are just some things money cannot buy.

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