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With Friends Like These... (1998)

 -  Comedy  -  10 September 1998 (USA)
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Four small-time two-bit character actors, all close friends, are competing for same important part in the next Martin Scorsese mob film.

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A Fun Little Film
25 February 2005 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

I just saw this film in its 2005 re-release. It's really a fun little film, with quite a few laughs and lots of great moments among a really amazing, well-chosen cast.

It's so much smarter than the average Hollywood film -- which may have been its problem when released?! Who knows why studios do what they do -- and apparently, they didn't do this film justice in 1998 (after all, it has an ensemble cast where -- gasp -- no one is under 30!)

As both a writer and an Italian-American, I got perhaps an extra kick out of the story, which is about survival in Hollywood for these four actor characters and their families -- but the film's humor and theme of friendship is truly universal.


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