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You can still make an excellent movie without a big budget, 16 November 2010

My wife and I just saw a preview of My Uncle Rafael and what a pleasant surprise. Well written, acted and directed we found ourselves laughing out loud many times. The main plot involves an Armenian family and how they get mixed up in an American Television pilot for a reality TV show. The movie begins with Uncle Rafael an Armenian immigrant taking a course in English so he can better communicate and we are slowly introduced to the rest of his family all trying to make a good life in Glendale California.Vashik Pirhamzei does a great job portraying both Uncle Rafael and the smooth-talking son,Hamo.As the movie progresses we meet all sorts of characters with all sorts of motives for the success of this television show. John Michael Higgins is hilarious as a sleazy lawyer and Austin Robert Butler is an outstanding young actor at only 10 years old. All the acting is excellent; you would never guess that this movie was made for only $800,000! The director and editor, Marc Fusco did an outstanding job. If you're looking for an unpretentious pleasant movie going experience, you won't be disappointed.

0 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
The greatest musical ever made, 30 April 2006

I have just seen West Side Story with my 14 year old daughter and she loved it as much as I did when I saw it in the theaters when I was just about her age. A more perfect movie doesn't exist. The combination of drama amazing music and heart pounding choreography makes this a movie going experience not to be missed. Natalie Wood was incredible and the voice matching of all the singers was impeccable. This is a movie that should be re-released on the big screen so new generations of movie goers can experience the movie the way that it was meant to be. It is one of the greatest American movies ever made and the best music ever written for a musical. There was one minor flaw that I never noticed before. The Jet member that had green paint poured on him from the sharks during the opening fight sequence cleaned up really quickly for the next scene where he and his clothes were clean as can be.