GenreDrama Running time1h 21m Music directorChocolate Genius CountryUnited States
Release dateJanuary 18, 2004 CastJordan Gelber, Bridget Barkan, Stephen Henderson, Sydnee Stewart Similar moviesJupiter Ascending, Fish Tank, Factory Girl, The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, At the Edge of the Abyss, Pitch Perfect 2
TaglineYou can't wash out all the color and keep the flavor.
Everyday People is a 2004 drama film written and directed by Jim McKay. The storyline revolves around the lives of the employees working at a restaurant in Brooklyn, New York City, which is to be closed down due to economic shortfall.
The plot takes place on a day in Brooklyn. The owner of a neighborhood diner has decided to shut down his restaurant but, on the last day of its business, he decides to give it a second thought after realizing that people's lives depend on it. In the meantime, this sudden shutdown notice puts a heavy impact on the employees, as many of them become uncertain about their future. The movie does not have an explicit ending as to whether the diner was shut down or not.
Jordan Gelber as Ira
Steve Axelrod as Sol
Earl Baker Jr. as Benjamin
Bridget Barkan as Joleen
Kalimi Baxter as Ruby
Ron Ben Israel as Walter
Stephanie Berry as Angry Black Waiter
Miles Bridgett as Joleen's Son
David Brummel as Ira's Father
Ron Butler as Ron Harding
Kadijah Carlisle as Benita
Julia Carothers Hughes as Miss Meyers
Reg E. Cathey as Akbar
muMs da Schemer as Ali
The film was well received for its genuine representation of the struggles of low-income people. The film won "Black Reel" award in "Best supporting Actress" category. It received 75% (Fresh) rating at Rotten Tomatoes.