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Mighty Fine (2012)

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Joe Fine moves his family from Brooklyn to New Orleans, where his dreams and extravagance far exceed his means.

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(as Debbie Goodstein-Rosenfeld)
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Louie
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Joe Fine moves his family from Brooklyn to New Orleans, where his dreams and extravagance far exceed his means.

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A gefilte fish out of water story.

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Rated R for language and brief nudity
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Joe Fine: I'll give you 10 bucks to finish your bowl. Better yet, I'll give you another 10 bucks to eat two pieces of fruit.
Stella Fine: Don't bribe her.
Joe Fine: To you, it's a bribe. To me, It's a long-term investment.
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great movie
24 May 2012 | by (los angeles, ca) – See all my reviews

The movie is loosely based on writer/director Debbie Goodstein's childhood experiences with her family, so it's kind of based on actual events. Joe Fine (who is Chazz Palminteri's character) has a great sense of pride for himself and his family and that pride can take the turn for good and bad since he sometimes lashes out at his family. His wife, Stella (Played by Andie MacDowell who I also love) is constantly defending her husband's behavior since he is the provider for the family and it takes a tole on the children since they feel their Mother is kind of like a door mat since she acts like their father can do no wrong.

They have two children, two girls to be exact, named Maddie and Natalie. The oldest daughter is not afraid to speak her mind about her dislike for their father's behavior towards the family, while the younger daughter takes after her mother and constantly forgiving and defending him. The movie deals with the families struggle with their conflicting personalities and dealing with their relationship and bond as a family and the strain that Joe's personality and treatment of the family has on them. Chazz Palminteri is honestly amazing as this character and his performance truly makes the film shine.


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