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The Last Rites of Joe May (2011)

 |  Drama  |  October 2011 (USA)
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THE LAST RITES OF JOE MAY chronicles the last days in the life of Joe May, an aging, short money hustler who always believed that a glorious destiny awaited him around every corner. Now in ... See full summary »

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THE LAST RITES OF JOE MAY chronicles the last days in the life of Joe May, an aging, short money hustler who always believed that a glorious destiny awaited him around every corner. Now in his sixties, his health failing and resources dwindling, Joe is presented with one last shot at greatness... Written by Anonymous

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Joe gets a shave at a barbershop, and then gets a ride to another part of the city to see Lenny. While he's talking with Lenny, we see that Joe needs a shave. See more »

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Shine
Written by A.S. Mustafa, M. Pitts and Lincoln T. "Chicago Beau" Beauchamp, Jr.
Performed by A.S. Mustafa, M. Pitts and Lincoln T. "Chicago Beau" Beauchamp, Jr.
Copyright: Chicago Beau Music BMI, ASM Music, In My Solitude, and Donalonzo Publishing, ASCAP
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People trying to cope with their difficult lives and personal demons
27 September 2011 | by (Highlands, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

"The Last Rites of Joe May" has an excellent cast, headed by Dennis Farina, and wonderful screenplay (Joe Maggio). It's well directed and has quite an emotional impact on the viewer. Joe May is a man who has aspired to be more than he ever could be and refuses to accept the reality of his age and lack of achievements. He has few, if any, personal relationships, friendships or family. His arrival in the midst of Jenny and Angelina Rapp's lives is more important than any of them realize. Watching them interact and change and grow as people is both beautiful and painful. Truly realistic and moving. I was impressed with everything, from the portrayals of even the smallest parts to the details of Chicago streets and the understated score by Lindsay Marcus (not to mention Giuseppe Verdi).


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