Trailer for Work-Life Balance Drama 'A Family Man' with Gerard Butler

March 13, 2017
Source: YouTube

A Family Man Trailer

"We're your family, Dane! You're going to wish you had this time back." Voltage Pictures has released an official trailer for the indie drama A Family Man, starring Gerard Butler as a career headhunter who must struggle with the work-family balance when his 10-year-old son is diagnosed with cancer. This was originally titled The Headhunter's Calling, and it first premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year. In addition to Gerard Butler, the full ensemble cast features Alison Brie, Gretchen Mol, Willem Dafoe, Kathleen Munroe, Dustin Milligan, Alfred Molina, Julia Butters, and Anupam Kher. I hate to say it, but this looks so sappy and emotionally manipulative, that it's hard to take it seriously. I'm much more interested in seeing Gerard Butler in Geostorm than I am this movie. But these stories still need to be told.

Here's the first official trailer for Mark Williams' A Family Man, direct from YouTube (via TMB):

A Family Man Movie

After the boss (Willem Dafoe) of a Chicago-based headhunter, Dane Jensen (Gerard Butler), who works at the Blackrock Recruiting agency arranging jobs for engineers, retires, Jensen finally achieves his longtime goal of taking over the company after going head-to-head with his ambitious rival, Lynn Vogel (Alison Brie). However, upon taking over the company he worked so hard to be in control of, Dane's 10-year-old son, Ryan (Max Jenkins), is suddenly diagnosed with cancer and his professional priorities at work and personal priorities at home begin to clash with one another. A Family Man is directed by filmmaker Mark Williams, making his feature directorial debut after working as a producer (The Accountant, Bad Karma) for a few years. The screenplay is written by Bill Dubuque (The Accountant). This premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year. DirecTV will release A Family Man exclusively on VOD starting May 2017 this year.

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  • Bo
    Oh man, a child gets a terminal disease tearjerker with Gerald Butler. Hey, night for you to take the wife...right?...cheers man...better for you to take the heat on this one than me! good luck...
    • shiboleth
      To appease you Bo, I decided not to show this trailer to my wife. I know she will forgive me on the end. Even Bo, you will forgive me some day, too. Right ..? Ok, Bo, you're having your moment. Admit it, you just loved the coincidence going your way, huh? No worries, little teasing didn't kill anyone. But I was going to be very cynical about it, too. Like, Gerard Butler is discovering acting? Or drama? Or what, making serious films? Touchingly embarrassing stuff, I agree, my dear sir ...
      • Bo
        You're right in that I am teasing you here, shiboleth and along those lines I think you 'should' show your wife this trailer and then pay the care, buddy. Peace.
        • shiboleth
          Well, I'll take my chances. Cheers Bo ...
          • Bo
   thoughts will be with're wife is a lucky woman to have a guy like you, I'll tell you that!
  • shiboleth
    I am not crying. Seriously. Quite honest on this one. Although, some just might. Out of laughing at film's seriousness ...
    Where is Nic Cage to slap his candy A??!
  • lyndell
    those who can do. those who can't snark! quit snarking Gerard and somebody tell me how to get this if DirectTv is not available. maybe contact G-Base directly to avoid no talent sour grapes like you guys.




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