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The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (2008)

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Based on Michael Chabon's novel, the film chronicles the defining summer of a recent college graduate who crosses his gangster father and explores love, sexuality, and the enigmas surrounding his life and his city.

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Joe Bechstein
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Mohammed
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Keith
Ali Reed ...
Female Book Barn Employee
James A. Harper ...
Teen Book Barn Employee
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Class Instructor
Christian Hand ...
Punk Rock Bathroom Patron
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Mohawk Man (as Jarid C. Faubel)
Tim Hartman ...
Restaurant Manager
Shannon Williams ...
Lurch
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Feldman
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Pittsburgh, coming of age in the 1980s. At the beginning of June, Art Beckstein calls this the last summer of his life - after which he'll work as a stock broker. Art's father is the city's mob boss, steering Art's life, judging his choices. At a party, Art sees Jane, smart, blond, lovely. They meet; she has a boyfriend. The next day, Cleveland, the boyfriend, pulls Art from work and the summer of adventures begins. Cleveland lives close to the edge; he's explosive, with hints of problems with local thugs. The triangle of friendship gets complicated when Cleveland disappears for a couple weeks. Can Art sort out his feelings as well as help Cleveland? Where does his father fit in this? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Sometimes life leads you to the most mysterious places.


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Release Date:

20 January 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Usina de Sonhos  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$32,783 (USA) (10 April 2009)

Gross:

$80,283 (USA) (8 May 2009)
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Actress Sienna Miller also worked with Mena Suvari in the movie Factory Girl (2006). See more »

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When Art and Phlox are fighting after his first meeting with Cleveland, she says that it is past midnight. But when Art puts his hand to his face, you can see his watch is showing 8:15 as the time. See more »

Quotes

Jane Bellwether: And what does he do? What does your father do?
Art Bechstein: He manipulates Swiss bank accounts with money that comes from numbers, whores, protection, and cigarette smuggling.
Jane Bellwether: Really?
Art Bechstein: No, he's in finance.
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We Can Never Be the Same
Written by Anthony Plourd, Art Ruiz, Turtle Michael Sanders, Peter Mallinger and Christian James Hand
Performed by JD Romance
Courtesy of JD Romance
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Beautiful but confusing film
4 December 2009 | by (China) – See all my reviews

This was a beautiful but ultimately confusing film.

There is an impressive cast of photogenic and talented actors, but the editing seems to have left parts of the story, which would explain its progression, out.

As a result, the story of the 'last' summer for the character played by Foster, it is only partly believable, and the poignancy that one can sense was aimed at, is missed.

There is good acting by the main actors, but the lines provided and the editing leave a lot to be desired.

It is worth seeing, but ultimately leads to a mix of emotions at the end, and not ones intended by the director.


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