In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950s, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent night-club owner, is caught in the violent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the ...
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Jake Vig (Burns) is a consummate grifter about to pull his biggest con yet, one set to avenge his friend's murder. But his last scam backfired, leaving him indebted to a mob boss (Hoffman) and his enforcer.
The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con (Strait) brought ... See full summary »
Raymond De Felitta
In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950s, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent night-club owner, is caught in the violent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the government of Fidel Castro. Castro's regime ultimately leads the night-club owner to flee to New York. Written by
This movie is about the communist takeover of Cuba, and how it affects a Cuban nightclub owner and his family.
I hate to do this, because so much effort went into this movie, but I feel like I need to warn people: This movie is awful!! True, the scenes in the club are great, but the plot is laborious and the characters are unsympathetic and the director treats his audience like a kindergarten classroom. "CASTRO = BAD. Here's 16+ scenes of the communists doing bad things so that you'll get the point! Still don't get it? We'll have Che laugh maliciously just to hit the point home."
Also, the dialogue is reminiscent of Star Wars, Episode III. The lucky movie-goer will get to witness at least five scenes between totally uninteresting people where the conversation goes something like this:
"I love you"
"I love you too. *kiss* But we can never go back to the way we were."
"Because - things have changed."
"I'll always love you."
*single tear* "Goodbye, so and so"
Anyway, it's really awful. Don't see it. Just buy the soundtrack.
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