St. Augustine, Florida, 1969. An eight-year-old boy's wish to see the fireworks from atop the city's lighthouse is complicated by his odd neighbors, abusive peers, and hopeless parents. The...
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Marian (Deborah Kara Unger) and John Kerr (Jared Harris) are expecting an old friend, Lyle (David Conrad) for a weekend visit to their beautiful upstate New York home. Emotions run high ... See full summary »
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There were two brothers - two dancers - in Communist Hungary. One defected, the other stuck it out. One gave his soul to commerce, the other to the Party. After twenty years, they meet again. And the dance begins.
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A psychiatrist (Sciorra) is helping a neurotic art gallery owner who has a submissive and very satisfying sexual relationship with her new lover, a domineering man with a violent streak. An... See full summary »
St. Augustine, Florida, 1969. An eight-year-old boy's wish to see the fireworks from atop the city's lighthouse is complicated by his odd neighbors, abusive peers, and hopeless parents. The young boy's seemingly simple goal develops into a struggle in which his life, both internal and corporeal, hangs in the balance. Written by
An asthmatic kid in a town populated by dysfunctional individuals, beat up by the local bully, harassed by a religious busybody, befriended by a wino, ignored by a mother more interested in running her sexy lingerie shop, and an absent father that comes back to haunt the family. Mix those elements together, stir some uneven acting, pepper with dialogue right from typical Hollywood dregs and serve with an expressionless kid better suited for a poker table. The result of such a recipe cannot be appetizing. It isn't. Nonetheless there is a plot. It emerges slowly and ends in a climatic drama. Too bad the story gets clobbered by a sloppy directorial debut.
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