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The Narrows (2008)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  17 April 2009 (USA)
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A 19 year old Brooklyn boy who is torn between two worlds when his photography portfolio wins him a partial scholarship to NYU. He must figure out how to balance his Italian neighborhood ... See full summary »

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A 19 year old Brooklyn boy who is torn between two worlds when his photography portfolio wins him a partial scholarship to NYU. He must figure out how to balance his Italian neighborhood roots with the expansive, sophisticated world on the other side of the East River. This compelling coming-of-age story combines suspense, murder and loyalty. Based on Tim McLoughlin's novel "Heart of the Old Country." Written by Anonymous

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He's got to get out, if he's going to get ahead.

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Rated R for pervasive language, violence, sexual content and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Narrows: The Last Shot  »

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Mike Manadoro: I work in the typical car service crew. Evenly split between the retired, and the retarded.
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Surprisingly good
12 August 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This didn't sound too appealing to me and there are no big names in the cast, but I have to say it is a gripping and enjoyable story. The acting is superb and the relationships between the characters well thought out.

It's not emotionally draining so to that extent perhaps it lacks a bit of depth, but even so you get to sympathize with the plight of people who don't really fit into the rapidly changing world. The brutality comes with morality albeit not in a conventional form, and there is a sense that everything will turn out OK if you live by that code.

A regular college kid whose job is not waiting tables or flipping burgers, but following in the family tradition of gangland crime, is a fascinating take on a familiar theme, and it works really well.

Not too demanding but very enjoyable with some fantastic performances.


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