A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.
Takes place in the days before Christmas near a little-known border crossing on the Mohawk reservation between New York State and Quebec. Here, the lure of fast money from smuggling ... See full summary »
The film Tony Manero is an interesting concept: an impersonator who devotes himself entirely to the persona he is trying to imitate. In a sort of Don Quijote-type situation the main character of Raúl becomes consumed by his desire to become Tony Manero and does outrageous things that at times are comical but are mostly just appalling. The harsh crudeness off the movie was repulsive. The overwhelming amount of violence and unattractive nudity were a huge-turnoff. Unfortunately there was no redeeming quality about Raúl. His promiscuity and rampant violence are extremely unappealing. He never gets punished for all the horrible things he does and the viewer is left feeling disturbed and without any hope for relief. Most movies about Latin America have some sense of a harsh reality but this movie is excessive in it's portrayal, it's TOO MUCH.
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