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Row Your Boat (1999)

Jamey Meadows is a convict just released from prison, hoping to live a straight life on the outside. His brother tries to reenlist him into the crime world, but Jamey resists, getting a job... See full summary »

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Anton
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Neighbor (as Alba Albanese)
Joey Vega
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Jamey Meadows is a convict just released from prison, hoping to live a straight life on the outside. His brother tries to reenlist him into the crime world, but Jamey resists, getting a job as a census taker. Through this job he meets Chun Hua, a Chinese immigrant. Despite all of their problems, the two seem to fall in love, but their worlds insist on keeping them apart... Written by Anonymous

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[Jamey talking to an old woman, who's husband is dead. The old woman, however, does not think her husband is dead]
Jamey Meadows: Does this person speak any other languages than English at home?
Valerie Margeson: No, and you do not have to whisper. His hearing aid is off.
Jamey Meadows: How well does Mr. Margeson speak English? Would you say: Very well, well, not well or not at all?
Valerie Margeson: I suppose I have to say: Not at all.
Jamey Meadows: Have this person taken a job the last week?
Valerie Margeson: No
Jamey Meadows: No, already have a job? No, temporary ill? Or no for other reasons?
Valerie Margeson: Other ...
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I bought the story, I bought the acting...
25 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

Personally, I'm a Bon Jovi fan. You could say that I'm in a way biased into liking this movie. The truth, however, is that I've never been too keen on Jon Bon Jovi's acting. In this movie however, I was strangely moved by the story and remarkably stunned by the acting. For once I can say that Jon Bon Jovi pulled it off, as well as Ling Bai, and the rest of the cast certainly didn't fall short. Honestly, I belived it. Many times in a movie regardless of how great the story is, you don't really believe the actors or the other way around. In this movie I found the story to be, although soppy at times, moving. I bought it.

It's definitely a movie worth watching.


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