#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – For over 20 years, Jimmy Testagross has lived his childhood dream: being a roadie for his childhood heroes, Blue Oyster Cult. But the band’s Arena-Rock glory days are a distant memory. County fairs and club gigs pay the bills. And Jimmy has become a casualty of these leaner times. With no place to go, no job prospects, and no real skills outside of being a roadie, Jimmy needs to regroup. So he returns to his childhood home in Queens, Ny. There, he revisits old relationships: his ailing, widower mom, a high school crush, a former nemesis and, most importantly, his relationship with himself. Jimmy, the middle-aged man-child, has never grown up. He still carries the resentments and frustrations of his youth, and has allowed them to fester and define who and what he is. Confronted with his mother’s illness, Jimmy has a choice: let go of the past and take responsibility for both himself and the woman who raised and now needs him. Or continue to live a life of lies and frustration.
Plot: After 20 years on the road with Blue Oyster Cult, Jimmy Testagros returns to his hometown to life with his ailing mother. Complications arise when he falls for an old friend, who is now married to his longtime nemesis.
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Real People Who Love Music With Some Very Real Problems
Jimmy was a roadie for Blue Oyster Cult all his adult life who has – painfully and wrongfully according to him – been fired by the band and left by them somewhere in the wilds of Michigan. With nowhere else to go, he makes his way back home to Queens where he has not been since his father’s death many, many years before. He has barely spoken with his mother in the interim and now he overstates his role with the band to her – manager, writer, producer, etc. He tries to collect himself to deal with this massive setback, but he is not making the situation any better with angry calls to the band’s actual manager.
I think that roadie is one of the coolest jobs in the world next to rock star and Jimmy does as well. I, too, would have major problems dealing with his rude awakening after so many years and the loss of his livelihood and dream.
Out for some butter for his Mom’s famous tuna melts, Jimmy runs into a high school classmate who is and was quite a butt-head who is now married to Jimmy’s first love, Nikki. Jimmy and Nikki wind up back in his boyhood room which is untouched by time and looks like a “rock and roll museum” according to Nikki.
Out of his vinyl record collection, Nikki pulls out Ratcity In Blue by, local 70s favorites, the Good Rats and they listen to a couple of tracks. This brings back memories of seeing the band every Saturday night with their friend Steph – who passed away unbeknownst to Jimmy.
This movie is about real people, with lots of issues, who love music and are dealing with some very real problems. If you enjoy music, have been on the road with a band or thought about doing so (one of my life’s regrets is turning down an offer to be a roadie) you will really like this movie.
Full disclosure – I also own this “original” album with the cool pizza sleeve art, am a huge Good Rats fan and may have seen Steph, Nikki and Jimmy at one of those Saturday night shows back in the day. My heartfelt thanks go to Gerald and Michael Cuesta for a wonderful film and soundtrack including these New York music legends and a great version of Jackson Browne’s Stay by Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows. Did they misspell “Peppi” Marchello in the closing thanks to him?
It’s OK. Just wish it was a bit more compelling or at least more interesting.
It’s not like this is a bad movie in any way but it’s still one that will probably make you go ‘so what!’. It’s a redundant, little movie to watch really, that won’t leave an awfully big impression on you afterward, though while watching it you also won’t ever got bored or annoyed by any of it.
You feel that the movie should had either gone for a completely dramatic and heavy approach or a fully comedic one. Now instead the movie feels somewhere stuck in the middle. It’s a bit of both really, which makes neither work out as great or powerful as it could have. The movie never hits hard with any of its drama and it the characters and situations aren’t quite quirky or entertaining enough to make you laugh. You could say that the movie plays things very safe and chooses the middle road.
But having said all this, it’s still a good enough, little movie, that’s just lacking a certain edge. It’s certainly good looking and well directed though. Movies like this are of course not every expensive to make but you could tell lots of time and care got put into this movie, along with a bit of love. You could tell the film-makers and actors all believed in the project and gave it all they got.
Yes, I think it’s foremost its acting that still makes this a maintaining movie to watch. The movie doesn’t has the biggest stars but all are capable actors, who suit their roles well. It gives the movie its heart and still make this a pleasant watch.
As far as these sort of realistic, little drama’s go, that are being like a random slice of life, this is one of the more bland ones but it’s definitely not an horrible movie. It’s quite watchable really but it just doesn’t leave a big, lasting impression on you.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 35 min (95 min) (USA)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Music
Director Michael Cuesta
Writer Gerald Cuesta, Michael Cuesta
Actors Ron Eldard, Bobby Cannavale, Jill Hennessy
Country United States
Awards 1 win
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio N/A
Laboratory Technicolor, New York (NY), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A