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King of the Corner (2004)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  June 2004 (USA)
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Leo Spivak is drifting through life without a compass. His father is aging fast, his teenage daughter is rebelling, his protégé is after his job and his wife is losing her patience. A twist... See full summary »

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Leo Spivak
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Anthony Berenson
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Ed Shifman
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Louise
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Helen
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Gloria (as Susan Blommert)
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Sol Spivak
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Inez
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Peter Hargrove
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Rachel Spivak
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Dotty
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Stan Marshak
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Nurse Kathleen Delehant
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Betsy Ingraham
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Leo Spivak is drifting through life without a compass. His father is aging fast, his teenage daughter is rebelling, his protégé is after his job and his wife is losing her patience. A twist of fate and some bizarre wisdom from a "freelance rabbi" help Leo navigate the murky waters of his life and turn his crisis into a second-chance. Written by Ardustry Home Entertainment LLC

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Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. A Comedy.

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Rated R for some language and sexual references
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Wry and delicious little indie film
10 October 2004 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

Peter Riegert's feature directorial (and screenplay writing) debut and I'd say it was auspicious. He's assembled a great cast: Isabella Rossellini, a wonderfully curmudgeonly Eli Wallach, Eric Bogosian, with the usual quality work from Riegert himself, and a nice comic performance from Dustin Hoffman's son Jake. It has the feel of a European film: humor, pathos, manic comedy, more than one touch of wisdom and insight. This is a little fable that never loses its touch with reality, though in the way of many comedies it goes off the rails once or twice. Great ensemble work from Riegert and the entire cast--the film has a philosophical viewpoint, and yet is not afraid of showing real emotion. Highly recommended.


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