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|Contributor||Peter Anthony Tambakis, Alex Francis, Channing Tatum, Erick Rosado, Amanda Mackey, Dito Montiel, Eleonore Hendricks, Shia LaBeouf, Laila Liliana Garro, Melonie Diaz, Bobby Sager, Adam Scarimbolo, Robert Downey Jr., Dianne Wiest, Anthony Tirado, Charlie Corwin, Jonathan Elias, Rosario Dawson, Clara Markowicz See more|
|Runtime||1 hour and 40 minutes|
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- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language : English, Spanish
- Parcel Dimensions : 18.03 x 13.76 x 1.48 cm; 81.65 Grams
- Director : Dito Montiel
- Media Format : NTSC
- Run time : 1 hour and 40 minutes
- Release date : March 6 2007
- Actors : Robert Downey Jr., Rosario Dawson, Shia LaBeouf, Dianne Wiest, Melonie Diaz
- Studio : Alliance Films
- Producers : Alex Francis, Amanda Mackey, Bobby Sager, Charlie Corwin, Clara Markowicz
- ASIN : B000MKXEPQ
- Writers : Dito Montiel
- Best Sellers Rank: #107,660 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)
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Director Dito Montiels coming-of-age drama is inspired by Montiels own youth in New York. A successful writer living in Los Angeles, Dito (Downey Jr.) is summoned home to Astoria, after a 15-year absence, by his mother (Wiest) when his father (Palminteri) becomes seriously ill. As Dito finds himself whisked back into the childhood events that shaped him, we meet an unforgettable cast of characters living in the thick of a sweltering 1986 Queens summer.
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I thought there was a lot of positive feedback and as the film hardly cost me next to nothing, I thought what the heck, I have nothing to lose by buying it!
This film is great, no doubt about. Robert Downey Jr. plays a phenomenal part, as well as Shia LABeouf as his younger counterpart. Channing Tatum again, excellent and Eric Roberts who plays his older counterpart, again, even though that one scene at the end, just makes you feel the whole film.
The author of the book (with same title), as well as writer and director for this film, encapsulates you into this life bubble that he has lived prior to leaving Queens, New York moving to California for a better life, leaving the sadness of death, poverty, physical abuse (his friend Antonio by his father) and the threat by a gang on his life, which sadly took the innocent life of his Scottish friend Mike/Mick.
Loads of people have copied and pasted the general storyline of this film, but all I can say is, you have to see it to appreciate it and it is an excellent film which I highly recommend. I would be very surprised if there was anyone who would give anything negative to this review (well I hope not anyway!)
If you like true life movies, based on real life experiences and events, then this is the film for you
But if you are not a fan of their recent films and were put off as a result, then I urge you to give this film a try whatever you think you know about the cast.
Dito Montiel gives his own story an excellent direction with a cast of largely unknown actors (at the time!). Most of all it exudes a sense of living in Queens, for good and for bad. This isn't a pretty film and it isn't always a pleasant film, but you will find it hard to come away without being affected in some way.