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City Island (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 30 April 2010 (USA)
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The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con (Strait) brought ... See full summary »

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Tony
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Molly
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Vivian Rizzo
Carrie Baker Reynolds ...
Denise
Hope Glendon-Ross ...
Cheryl
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Bruno
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Matt Cruniff
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Tanya
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Ezmalia (as Marianni Ebert)
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The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con (Strait) brought home by Vince (Garcia), the patriarch of the family, who is a corrections officer in real life, and a hopeful actor in private. Written by IMDb Editors

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Truth is stranger than family

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, smoking and language | See all certifications »

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30 April 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Asuntos de familia  »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$32,001 (USA) (19 March 2010)

Gross:

$6,670,712 (USA) (27 August 2010)
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Andy Garcia's character can be heard yelling the name "Manny" when addressing the stunt coordinator on the set of the film within a film; in the real film (City Island), Manny Siverio is the Stunt Coordinator. See more »

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When Vince's son and the two girls are watching TV, the chef on the show says to get the "80-30" ground beef mixture. There cannot be such a mixture; they are percentages that must add up to 100. See more »

Quotes

Tony: Can I ask you, like, why I'm chained to a Ford?
Vince Rizzo: I'm gonna unchain you, Tony, but first I gotta tell you something. You see this house here? That's my home. My grandfather built this home and I share it with my family.
Tony: Oh, you got them chained up in the house too?
Vince Rizzo: You're gonna get real nice food and a real nice place to live for the first time in 3 years, so you better behave yourself.
Tony: And all this because you knew my bitch mother?
Vince Rizzo: Well, I gotta admit, you know, Nan could be difficult sometimes....
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References On the Waterfront (1954) See more »

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Brilliant ... just BRILLIANT!
28 December 2009 | by (Antigua and Barbuda) – See all my reviews

Well, you maybe won't believe that this movie really IS brilliant if you are only 30 minutes or so in. At least I didn't.

I actually got bored by the multiple - but at first not very promising

  • story lines going on. But I like Andy Garcia, I like Emily Mortimer


and after all it had a very high rating here.

It got better though, and in the last 30 minutes or so, when everything started coming together, I watched almost with my mouth open and sometimes I had to laugh really hard.

And while Andy Garcia is a pretty good actor in general ... BOY is he good in this one !! I predict an Oscar nomination for him this year, no I am SURE he will get nominated for this role!

So, all I am saying is: Just give it a chance and sit through it. You won't regret it and you will end up LOVING it !!!


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