#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Fifteen-year-old Howie loses just about everything and everyone in the space of a single week, but ends up finding himself in the process. His mother has just died. His father, a building contractor, can barely keep tabs on his young girlfriend, let alone his own son. Thusly, the teen must navigate his adolescence virtually unsupervised. Floating towards an ill-behaved existence, Howie and his crowd begin robbing houses in the middle-class neighborhoods off the Long Island Expressway. Together, he and his best friend Gary break into a place belonging to an old guy named Big John, a local man who is a respected pillar of the community. When Big John fingers Gary for the crime, Howie learns that his pal has been leading a secret, dangerous but also alluring double life. Subsequently, we also discover that Big John has secrets of his own.
Plot: In this biting and disturbing coming-of-age tale from writer-director Michael Cuesta, life is bittersweet along the L.I.E., also known as the Long Island Expressway, as suburban teen Howie Blitzer learns all too clearly. In the space of a week, he loses nearly everything and everyone he knows and is left to navigate his adolescence virtually unsupervised.
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As a sexuality educator I was impressed by the straightforward, nonjudgmental nature of a rather difficult topic. I vacillated between giving this film an 8 or a 9 and decided on 9 because we need more films like this. This topic requires understanding, not acceptance mind you, but real honest understanding. The very fact that it was given an nc-17 rating is part of the problem with our society. There was about as much sex as I’ve seen in R or even PG-13 movies, the rating was obviously ONLY because of the uncomfortable subject matter. How can society solve a problem that it clearly does not even want to talk about, let alone understand?
How to Get Off the Lanes Going Straight to Hell
Fifteen-year-old Paul Franklin Dano (as Howard “Howie” Blitzer) lives in a cool suburban house, in a nice community near New York’s “L.I.E.” (Long Island Expressway). He’s recently lost his mother to an Expressway crash, and doesn’t seem to be dealing with the loss well. Neither is distant father Bruce Altman (as Marty), in trouble with the law for white-collar crimes. Young Mr. Dano is attracted to sexy Billy Kay (as Gary Terrio), but Mr. Kay is reluctant to start a relationship with his inexperienced pal.
Instead, Dano joins Kay in house burglaries, with incestuous James Costa (as Kevin Cole) and hetero stud Tony Michael Donnelly (as Brian). One of the homes they hit belongs to boy-trolling ex-Marine Brian Cox (as “Big John” Harrigan). Apparently, Mr. Cox is having trouble maintaining interest in aging boy-toy Walter Masterson (as Scotty). After Kay books for California alone, and Dano’s father is arrested, he finds not only the sexual stimulation missing from Kay, but also a father figure, with the older Cox.
Due to the subject matter, this was obviously a controversial film. It contains what they call “strong language,” but nothing offensive is explicitly shown. It’s a tribute to director Michael Cuesta that such a fuss seems to have been made – at one point, the film was labeled NC-17 – because, Mr. Cuesta tells the story with implicit effectiveness. Editing and cross-cutting are used well. Cuesta and his cast deservedly won awards for their work. Still, nobody’s perfect, and only an idiot would visibly trick behind that sign.
“Welcome to Long Island” Dano begins the “L.I.E.” story by saying, “You got the lanes going east, you got the lanes going west. You also got the lanes going straight to hell.” The ending, with Mr. Masterson, is an old story, but unexpectedly uplifting in this context (only).
******** L.I.E. (1/20/01) Michael Cuesta ~ Paul Dano, Brian Cox, Billy Kay, Walter Masterson
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 37 min (97 min)
Genre Crime, Drama
Director Michael Cuesta
Writer Stephen M. Ryder, Michael Cuesta, Gerald Cuesta
Actors Paul Dano, Bruce Altman, Billy Kay, James Costa
Awards 20 wins & 18 nominations.
Production Company Alter Ego, Belladonna Productions LLC
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 535B, Zeiss Standard Speed, Ultra Prime and Angenieux HR Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 50D 5245, Kodak Vision 250D 5246, Vision 200T 5274, Vision 500T 5279, Ektachrome 100D 5285)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm