When the New York journalist Jake Bridges catches his girlfriend with another guy, he goes to Atlantic City to drink himself to oblivion. He is saved from a bar brawl by a small-time mobster Frankie, and Jake falls in love with Frankie's girlfriend Melissa. Jake soon also joins Frankie in his money-collecting duties.Written by
A different love story... but a real love story. Hooray for Frankie (Michael Wincott), Melissa (Diane Lane) and Jake (William Petersen). The film may seem dated at the beginning, but follow the story and you'll be surprised, and pleased. The editing is clearly 1998; if it were shot and edited today, it would probably be smoother, and a bit more coherent. There are pieces of the soundtrack that are very pleasing, but mostly too 90's in style. The movie probably would be a terrific re-make; a perfect Ryan Gosling thing; greater style and chemistry... so Ryan Gosling as Frankie, yes - Jennifer Lawrence as Melissa, and Chris O'Donnell or Jake Gyllenhaal as Jake Bridges. Any producers out there???
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