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The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (2008)

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Based on Michael Chabon's novel, the film chronicles the defining summer of a recent college graduate who crosses his gangster father and explores love, sexuality, and the enigmas surrounding his life and his city.

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Rawson Marshall Thurber (screenplay), Michael Chabon (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Foster ... Art Bechstein
Peter Sarsgaard ... Cleveland Arning
Sienna Miller ... Jane Bellwether
Nick Nolte ... Joe Bechstein
Mena Suvari ... Phlox Lombardi
Omid Abtahi ... Mohammed
Keith Michael Gregory ... Keith
Ali Reed Ali Reed ... Female Book Barn Employee
James A. Harper James A. Harper ... Teen Book Barn Employee
Don Wadsworth Don Wadsworth ... Class Instructor
Christian Hand Christian Hand ... Punk Rock Bathroom Patron
Jarid Faubel ... Mohawk Man (as Jarid C. Faubel)
Tim Hartman Tim Hartman ... Restaurant Manager
Shannon Williams Shannon Williams ... Lurch
Seth Adams ... Feldman
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Storyline

Pittsburgh, coming of age in the 1980s. At the beginning of June, Art Beckstein calls this the last summer of his life - after which he'll work as a stock broker. Art's father is the city's mob boss, steering Art's life, judging his choices. At a party, Art sees Jane, smart, blond, lovely. They meet; she has a boyfriend. The next day, Cleveland, the boyfriend, pulls Art from work and the summer of adventures begins. Cleveland lives close to the edge; he's explosive, with hints of problems with local thugs. The triangle of friendship gets complicated when Cleveland disappears for a couple weeks. Can Art sort out his feelings as well as help Cleveland? Where does his father fit in this? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Sometimes life leads you to the most mysterious places.


Certificate:

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Country:

USA | Bahrain

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,572, 12 April 2009

Gross USA:

$80,283

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,283
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Actress Sienna Miller also worked with Mena Suvari in the movie Factory Girl (2006). See more »

Goofs

When Art and Phlox are fighting after his first meeting with Cleveland, she says that it is past midnight. But when Art puts his hand to his face, you can see his watch is showing 8:15 as the time. See more »

Quotes

Jane Bellwether: And what does he do? What does your father do?
Art Bechstein: He manipulates Swiss bank accounts with money that comes from numbers, whores, protection, and cigarette smuggling.
Jane Bellwether: Really?
Art Bechstein: No, he's in finance.
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Tempo Di Borea
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
Performed by The Mystery Quartet
Arranged by Jim Honeyman
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Imagine... no don't imagine. Just put your head in a blender.
31 July 2009 | by gideonvdSee all my reviews

A friend of mine gave me this movie. A friend of mine is now in a hospital were a team of doctors are trying to surgically remove a DVD casing from his ***.

I got quit excited by the prospects of an other Michael Chabon movie. After all his novels have brought me much entertainment and previous screenplay adaptations were great, but boy, was I wrong.

First off the people that did the casting must have been asleep whilst doing so. I imagine the castings went something like this. "Tell me, do you like fish?" "Yes I enjoy fish very much." "Wonder full, you're hired. Have some money."

Than there is the script. I have read Chabon, who I hope went blind before he could see this piece of dong, and it has absolutely nothing to do with his novel. I'm not quit sure why it annoyed me like it did, but it might have something to do with the fact that listening to a speech impaired 90 year old drunk duck hunter with a right cranial lobe dysfunction would have been a treat in comparison to the one-liners these 2nd degree model massacre kids spat out.

This is an actual line from the movie; "If you tell me something that you've never said out loud to anyone before, than this moment becomes unique!" Unique? Does it? Does it really? Off course not you plank. Please pass me the Imodium. I'll have a whole ****ing strip.

The directing is... well. I've got nothing. Maybe Rawson Marshall Thurber just got word his grandmother exploded or something. Stick to directing comedies. No stick to directing commercials.

This movie is so horrible it left me banging my head against a wall so hard it brought me back to the stone age. I give it 2 stars because I don't wanna be the guy that watched a 1 star movie.


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