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City Island (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 30 April 2010 (USA)
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Vivian Rizzo
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Denise
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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

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

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30 April 2010 (USA)  »

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Asuntos de familia  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$6,670,712 (USA) (27 August 2010)
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Dominik García-Lorido (Vivian Rizzo) is the real life daughter of Andy Garcia (Vincent Rizzo). 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 »

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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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Great movie
21 December 2009 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

I stumbled upon this movie accidentally and haven't even heard of this movie until the night of watching it. All I can say is WOW!!! This is such a great movie. Andy Garcia performance is amazing.

This movie is not a Hollywood mainstream. In a way, its similar to Little Miss Sunshine: dysfunctional family, every character is a weirdo, Even grandpa from Little Miss sunshine is in this movie, but its different. Similarly to Little Miss Sunshine, its a low budget independent film. If you didn't like Little Miss Sunshine, and you don't like that genre in general, you probably won't like this movie.

Personally, I loved this movie and in my list, it is in the top 10 of this movies I've seen this year.


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