#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Dito, a writer in L.A., goes home to Astoria, Queens, after a 15-year absence when his mother calls to say his father’s ill. In a series of flashbacks we see the young Dito, his parents, his four closest friends, and his girl Laurie, as each tries to navigate family, race, loyalty, sex, coming of age, violence, and wanting out. A ball falls onto the subway tracks at a station, small things get out of hand. Can Dito go home again?
Plot: Dito Montiel, a successful author, receives a call from his long-suffering mother, asking him to return home and visit his ailing father. Dito recalls his childhood growing up in a violent neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., with friends Antonio, Giuseppe, Nerf and Mike.
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Powerful and affecting… amazing debut
I liked the direction and acting better than the screenplay, although Dito Montiel has written a very moving story. His use of different styles and techniques- most of which came from him just experimenting or not really knowing what “to do”- are at first somewhat jarring, but grow to fit the fractured lives of his characters perfectly. This movie is not for everybody, but should be seen by anyone who is despairing of the state of American Independent movies. And the cast- truly brilliant. Pros like Dianne Weist (she can truly do no wrong, and her character would be so weak in a lesser actor’s hands) and Chazz Palminteri are mixed with relative newcomers and complete unknowns that Montiel picked up in casting sessions out in Queens. For me, the whole movie was worth seeing Channing Tatum, however. He is heartbreaking and scary and full of explosive energy. The screen can barely contain him. One of the best movies I’ve seen in quite awhile.
Don’t be Fooled by the Flattering Reviews….
Most of the reviewers must be homesick New Yorkers, nostalgically longing for the “good ol’ days.” If you’re looking for a fresh and original NY coming-of-age tale, you should avoid this film. You’ve seen it all before, done more effectively, with less gimmick, more focus and less heavy-handed attempts at coming off hip/stylish in its direction. It seems to have very little regard for its subjects; they’re simply drawn as rejects from a Scorsese film. Clearly the writer has very little regard for the folks he left behind in his depressing little racist, heated, overly-sexed neighborhood. All the major talent is wasted (Palminteri, Dawson, Wiest, Downey), and the story is so predictable that, like me, you may be fooled into staying tuned in anticipation of a new twist that would justify the story being told, the film being made. Also, I ain’t no prude, but I am insulted when a film attempts to supplement its many deficiencies with too many F-words, graphic and gratuitous sex references, and casual racial slurs. Overall, the film is loud, overbearing and offensive. An old story, told in an annoying way. Guaranteed to leave a bad taste in your mouth. Rent Mean Streets, A Bronx Tale, or even The Basketball Diaries instead.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 40 min (100 min)
Genre Crime, Drama
Director Dito Montiel
Writer Dito Montiel (book), Dito Montiel
Actors Dianne Wiest, Robert Downey Jr., Shia LaBeouf, Melonie Diaz
Awards 8 wins & 9 nominations.
Production Company Xingu Films
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Aaton 35-III, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Toronto, Canada (prints), DuArt Film Laboratories Inc., New York, USA (dailies)
Film Length 2,719 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 500T 5218)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna-CP 3513DI)