Where God Left His Shoes (2007)

 |  Drama  |  27 April 2007 (USA)
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A failed boxer (Leguizamo) struggles to find a job and an apartment for his family on Christmas Eve.


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The boxer Frank Diaz loses his fight card on the Christmas Eve. He goes home and tells his wife Angela Diaz. Out of the blue, his family and he are evicted and they have to move to a homeless shelter with their children Justin and Christina. Frank has an application in a real state office that calls him to see an apartment. However Frank needs to have a labor contract to keep the apartment. Frank needs to finds a job on the Christmas Eve to have an apartment for his family. But it is not easy since he is illiterate. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Excellent Film
5 May 2009 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I was pleasantly surprised when I rented this direct to video release. I didn't have a high expectation because most direct to DVD movies aren't great. Actually even the theatrically released films are usually a disappointment. John Leguizamo's performance was excellent as well as the rest of the cast. The little boy was great. It was very well written and directed. Everyone who worked on this should be very proud. The ending left me a little disappointed. It would have been nice to get a warm and fuzzy ending but still a great movie worth watching. It's nice to see a quality film that tells a story, has a message and actually develops characters that you care about. John did a great job making us believe in his character and forgetting we were watching an actor.

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