Every body's Fine is a realistic portrayal of real families with dysfunction, love and a need to protect each other. My heart broke for Deniro, especially as his health deteriorated. The film made me cry when it was learned that Deniro's son commented suicide. The message was that the truth can be hard to hear. We sugarcoat reality because it's easier to handle. In the end, if families are all somehow able to come together, a father can safely say, "Every body's fine." We cannot change people or their problems. All we can do is love each other. Focusing on good keeps us sane, even if good is only part of the truth.
After the movie, we went to Starbucks. The server who helped us was amazing. To make up for the Observer having to wait for his drink, she gave him a coupon for a free beverage. Now that's service.