6.0/10
495
76 user 23 critic

King of the Corner (2004)

R | | Comedy, Drama | June 2004 (USA)
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 »

Director:

On Disc

at Amazon

2 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Leo Spivak
...
Anthony Berenson
...
Ed Shifman
...
Louise
...
Helen
...
Gloria (as Susan Blommert)
...
Sol Spivak
...
Inez
...
Peter Hargrove
...
Rachel Spivak
...
Elena Spivak
Mercedes Herrero ...
Dotty
...
Stan Marshak
...
Nurse Kathleen Delehant
...
Betsy Ingraham
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and sexual references
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

June 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Pursuit of Happiness  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Actor/director/co-writer Peter Riegert personally took this film from town to town, showing it in theaters to build word of mouth. He would usually stay for a day or two to meet and answer audience questions after each showing of the film. See more »

Connections

Features Solitaire (1981) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Well-Done, Witty and Poignant Character Study
13 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

I screened this film at its Kansas City opening and found it an enjoyable and revealing tale of family life and a slice of modern Americana with more that one surprise and twist along the way. It is a film of depth and subtle textures that engages the audience by layers as it explores the personalities and relationships that propel the central characters through their lives. Peter Reigert and Isabella Rossellini turn in sensitive performances with a wonderful counterpoint provided by Eli Wallach in the role of the family patriarch.

Reigert's direction is cogent and trim, based on a literate, thoughtful script by Gerald Shapiro.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 76 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page