The movie is a coming-of-age drama about a boy growing up in Astoria, N.Y., during the 1980s. As his friends end up dead, on drugs or in prison, he comes to believe he has been saved from their fate by various so-called saints.
Robert Downey Jr.,
Nicky Rogan's new play is opening on Broadway and many agree, he has written the best play his career. Or has he? Critic Steven Schwimmer is slated to review and he's ruined many a playwright with his scathing words. Nicky is becoming concerned, but instead chooses to obsess over his Red Sox and their chances again the Mets in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. Will the Sox and his play come crashing down on the same night? Written by
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I thought the first two acts kind of dragged; the best parts being Keatons various conversations with the cabbies (that would be a good movie I think). Much of the dialog I found boring and since that's the whole movie, I almost didn't finish it. The third act really picked up, albeit contrived, was still entertaining.
Also as to not make it about Buckner's blunder, they have the character say at the end "We love Buckner" which I thought was kind of a nice thing. Good idea for a movie, I think it was a rewrite away from being really good, but great cast though. Keaton is always good in serious roles and should do more.
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