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Where God Left His Shoes (2007)

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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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$2,918 (USA) (12 December 2008)

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$3,911 (USA) (19 December 2008)
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Much better than expected...
19 April 2009 | by (the big screen) – See all my reviews

It had all the makings of a horrible Christmas tale and yet by the end there is much more to this than meets the eye.

Rather than opting more saccharine and tears this hits just hard enough and tough enough and has more relevance now than the film-makers could imagine.

Dealing in the main with the utter desperation of a family who find themselves living in shelter and hoping for more the pacing could be tighter and the ideas more fluid but the relationship between the father and stepson is very good indeed.

If you're patient and don't want a quick fix you will love this - but it is slightly askew in its overall tone - it struggles here and there to keep your attention - but overall I was surprised and pleasantly so.

A different take on Christmas and a different take on values...


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