MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,439 this week

Row Your Boat (1999)

 -  Drama | Crime | Romance  -  April 1999 (USA)
6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 264 users  
Reviews: 19 user | 2 critic

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 »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 3301 titles
created 17 Jul 2011
 
a list of 549 titles
created 23 Aug 2011
 
a list of 2118 titles
created 01 Sep 2011
 
a list of 51 titles
created 04 Nov 2012
 
a list of 931 titles
created 07 Feb 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Row Your Boat" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Row Your Boat (1999)

Row Your Boat (1999) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Row Your Boat.
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A vampire hunter and a priest fight a band of the walking dead in Mexico.

Director: Tommy Lee Wallace
Stars: Jon Bon Jovi, Cristián de la Fuente, Natasha Gregson Wagner
Dead Broke (1998)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A detective investigates a murder that has taken place outside a debt collection agency in Brooklyn. A motley assortment of suspects includes the employees of the agency.

Director: Edward Vilga
Stars: Jayne Deely, Kevin Dewey, John Glover
Prey I (2007)
Adventure | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

An American family on holiday in Africa becomes lost in a game reserve and stalked by lions.

Director: Darrell Roodt
Stars: Bridget Moynahan, Peter Weller, Carly Schroeder
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Greg Kinnear plays a carriage-shy husband in a romantic comedy about a couple trying to conceive a child.

Director: Keith Samples
Stars: Greg Kinnear, Lauren Holly, Joan Cusack
Storm Watch (2002)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

America's best player is being pulled in to the ultimate cyber-terror. The game's mastermind has stolen his identity, put him on the FBI's Most Wanted List, and is blackmailing him to take ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Cunningham
Stars: Nick Cornish, Vanessa Marcil, Adrian Paul
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The bar in an old Pennsylvania steel town, housed with many of life's losers and disillusioned men, is the main setting for this slice-of-life film. Michael Madsen is the bar owner, who is ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Stagliano
Stars: Jeremy Davies, Virginia Madsen, Luke Perry
Gray Matters I (2006)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

They finish each other's sentences, dance like Fred and Ginger, and share the same downtown loft--the perfect couple? Not exactly. Gray and Sam, are a sister and brother so compatible and inseparable that people actually assume they are dating. Mortified, they both agree they must branch out and start searching for love. He'll look for a guy for her and she'll look for a gal for him.

Director: Sue Kramer
Stars: Heather Graham, Tom Cavanagh, Bridget Moynahan
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Reena is a young Indian American lesbian who lives and works in New York. Her sister Sarita, who is happily married, discovers that she is infertile. Reena offers to be a surrogate mother ... See full summary »

Director: Nisha Ganatra
Stars: Nisha Ganatra, Jill Hennessy, Sakina Jaffrey
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

The film portrays life of New York City's Lower East Side inhabitants. Introvert therapist Betty is befriended with Chinese immigrant Lu Lu, leftist radical Che is also Lu Lu's friend. ... See full summary »

Director: Ramin Niami
Stars: Sandra Bernhard, Ornella Muti, Robert John Burke
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young boy attempts to make the world a better place after his teacher gives him that chance.

Director: Mimi Leder
Stars: Kevin Spacey, Haley Joel Osment, Helen Hunt
Call Me (1988)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A journalist (Anna) receives an obscene phonecall that she mistakes for her boyfriend. She then agrees to meet with the caller at a bar, but instead of meeting the boyfriend, she witnesses ... See full summary »

Director: Sollace Mitchell
Stars: Patricia Charbonneau, Stephen McHattie, Boyd Gaines
Bunker Hill (TV Movie 2009)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A Charlestown native returns to his hometown from serving in Afghanistan to join the Boston Police force like his father and brother before him. Now he must confront his mysterious past ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Avnet
Stars: Charlie Alejandro, Nicholas Cairis, Tony Curran
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Jamey Meadows
...
Chun Hua
...
...
Patti
...
Tony Lo Fat
...
Anton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Diane Chang ...
Han Feng - mother-in-law
Quentin Heggs ...
Jiggy
...
Census Taker
...
Apartment Owner
...
(scenes deleted)
...
Neighbor (as Alba Albanese)
Joey Vega
Alvin Walker ...
Jamey's street friend
Huan Wang ...
Chun Hua's husband
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Crime | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

April 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El precio de la libertad  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

[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 ...
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An overlooked gem
2 December 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film was a real find. A truly engaging story and characters you can care about make this a far more rewarding viewing experience than many higher profile, bigger budget films.

Set in New York and dealing with an ex-con's struggle to go straight, this is a sweet, intelligent and moving film. Its central motif is the tragedy of the predicament that Jamey Meadows finds himself in - thoughtful and compassionate, his attempts to re-build his life are pushed down at every stage by his circumstances. The issues of the poverty cycle and the corruption of the vulnerable by the very people who should be protecting them are handled with care and insight, but without the cloying sentimentality so common in modern American cinema. Superbly written, though sadly poorly edited, this is a beautiful look at the struggle between idealism and practicality in today's world. This may sound heavy, but the script is peppered with humor and delivered with a lightness of touch that renders this a thoroughly enjoyable movie.

The cast are commendable, both as individuals and as an ensemble, and the responsiveness of their performances in their interactions with each other lift this movie above the ordinary. Bai Ling's performance is a perfect balance of vulnerability and spiritedness, full of childlike innocence and wonder yet at the same time worn down by the seeming inevitability of life's disappointments. The biggest surprise however is Jon Bon Jovi as Jamey Meadows. Some of his other performances have been stilted and unresponsive, and even his well executed turn in The Leading Man falls short of being truly impressive due to his character's marked similarity to his own public face. In Row Your Boat, on the other hand, Jon Bon Jovi shines. A man of commanding presence and charm when fronting his rock band, Bon Jovi is utterly believable here as a slightly awkward down and out dominated by his older brother. His responsive and committed interactions with the other cast members are what set this performance apart from his others, and credit must be given to the director for drawing out such an impressive performance where other directors have failed.

In all, a gem of a movie which has sadly been overlooked. Its limited release is a real shame.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What Did Jon Mean? JBJ4ever18
How this movie ends? PinkObsession
I really liked this movie creole_femme
Discuss Row Your Boat (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?