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Emotionally devastated by the death of his uncle, Boston carpenter Jack O'Toole (McIntyre) writes a play inspired by the man's wake. When nobody will produce the play, Jack quits his job to produce it himself, imagining that this play will give a new start to the strained relationship Jack has with his father. But the only stage Jack can afford is in the back room of a neighborhood pub. In this humble environment, Jack pulls together a theater company of sorts and brings his story to the stage, and in the process he brings together his family and friends and helps them move beyond their loss. Written by
Masood, Mashhad, IRAN
I was actually dragged to this film against my will by my wife since she is a huge Joey McIntyer fan. It was being shown at the Boston Independent Film Festival and I was handed a green slip before entering the theater to vote for the movie on a 1-5 scale, 1 being the lowest. I didn't know what to expect, I had no idea what this movie was about and I was fully prepared to hate it, but by 10 minutes into the movie I had already ripped a 5. The writing was amazing, it was well acted and full of humor and sorrow, running the full gambit of emotions. On Broadway is about a man named Jack (McIntyer) who's uncle dies and through the process of grief, he gets the idea to write a play. The man's family is against him, feeling that it is a crazy idea in the first place and that he should just leave writing plays to the professionals. Throughout the film he struggles to put the play together in the memory of his late uncle in hopes to break through to his father who hasn't been the same since he lost his leg in an accident when Jack was a young boy. No spoilers here because I want folks to seek this film out to find out how it ends. The cast was amazing, they were truly believable and often reminded me of people I have known in my life. My favorite character was Neil played by Lucas Caleb Rooney. He was a genuine character and his story of the smart-Aleck friend who falls for the actress who's way out of his league was beautiful. I urge theater owners to show this film and for theater goers to seek it out. This is a film for anyone who has had a dream they wanted to fulfill, for struggling writers, or someone who lost someone they loved.
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