In the spirit of "Of Mice and Men," John Leguizamo stars in his most dramatic role to date as Seymour, a mentally challenged young man living in New York. Seymour's happy New York Knicks ... See full summary »
In the spirit of "Of Mice and Men," John Leguizamo stars in his most dramatic role to date as Seymour, a mentally challenged young man living in New York. Seymour's happy New York Knicks fan existence comes to a tragic end after he witnesses the assassination of his mother, a renowned civil rights activist. Things go from bad to worse when Seymour locates a firearm in the home of his best friend, Francis (Michael Rapaport). Determined, desperate and deranged, Seymour goes on one man's journey to find his mother's killers and bring them to justice. Featuring an award-winning ensemble, acclaimed screenwriter and playwright Seth Zvi Rosenfeld's heartfelt drama includes John Leguizamo (Emmy Award winner, "Freak"; Golden Globe nominee, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything), Rosie Perez (Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee; Boston Society of Film Critics, Chicago Film Critics and Los Angeles Film Critics winner, Fearless), Annabella Sciorra ("The Sopranos," Copland, What Dreams May Come) ... Written by
KING OF THE JUNGLE (2001) ** John Leguizamo, Julie Carmen, Rosie Perez, Cliff Gorman, Michael Rapaport, Annabella Sciorra, Marisa Tomei, Rosario Dawson. Leguizamo gives another credible performance this time as a mentally challenged man who lives with his activist mother (Carmen) in New York City and her lesbian lover (Perez) who must come to grips when a horrible crime is committed. Despite a chock-block blend of an ensemble the film meanders from one point to the next and is only buoyed by the exuberant turn by Leguizamo. (Dir: Seth Zvi Rosenfeld)
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