Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Every good movie carries a secret
....this one has plenty.
If you think your family is weird, check this one out: a corrections officer father, a secretary mother, a teen son, a college daughter, a special guest and an acquaintance. And each one has a hidden secret...well, it is time to share!
The whole idea was cool, and the combination of the characters' various traits made it even better.
First of all Andy Garcia was brilliant, I'd watch the movie just for his performance. He might have Hispanic blood but he pulls out a true Italian. All the other characters revolve around him and fill in the story when needed in a very good way.
The setting completed the picture just enough, since not much was needed; all that counts are the people.
There are a couple of slight plot holes but that wouldn't change the flow of the story.
In the end, it's simply a good chill-out movie...just like the scape of City Island.
Stuff - Spoiler Alert!!!
Favorite scenes: the audition, this shows Garcia's skill, going from a disoriented prison guard to an out-of-his-minds bully back-and-forth in a matter of seconds, and of course the final act.
Personal opinion: the kid was pretty deranged...
The college paying stripper myth employed once more.
There are moments when time flies really fast, like when Vivian got out of the club in her robe...
Tony seems to be The One who makes everything fall into place, with some help from Molly's intrusions.