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City Island (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 30 April 2010 (USA)
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The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con (Strait) brought ... See full summary »

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... Vince Rizzo
... Joyce Rizzo
... Tony
... Molly
... Vince Jr.
... Vivian Rizzo
... Denise
Hope Glendon-Ross ... Cheryl
... Michael Malakov
... Bruno
... Casting Assistant
Sarah Saltzberg ... Casting Director
... Matt Cruniff
... Tanya
Marianne Ebert ... Ezmalia (as Marianni Ebert)
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The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con (Strait) brought home by Vince (Garcia), the patriarch of the family, who is a corrections officer in real life, and a hopeful actor in private. Written by IMDb Editors

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Truth is stranger than family

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, smoking and language | See all certifications »

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30 April 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Asuntos de familia  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,001, 21 March 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,670,712, 29 August 2010
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1.85 : 1
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After Michelle Pfeiffer turned down the role of Joyce, Marcia Gay Harden was approached. Like Pfeiffer, the actress responded well to the script, but ultimately decided not to take the part. Had she accepted the role, it would have been her second following Mystic River (2003) that the actress would have inherited from Pfeiffer. See more »

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When Vince's son and the two girls are watching TV, the chef on the show says to get the "80-30" ground beef mixture. There cannot be such a mixture; they are percentages that must add up to 100. See more »

Quotes

Tony: Can I ask you, like, why I'm chained to a Ford?
Vince Rizzo: I'm gonna unchain you, Tony, but first I gotta tell you something. You see this house here? That's my home. My grandfather built this home and I share it with my family.
Tony: Oh, you got them chained up in the house too?
Vince Rizzo: You're gonna get real nice food and a real nice place to live for the first time in 3 years, so you better behave yourself.
Tony: And all this because you knew my bitch mother?
Vince Rizzo: Well, I gotta admit, you know, Nan could be difficult sometimes....
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Great movie
21 December 2009 | by See all my reviews

I stumbled upon this movie accidentally and haven't even heard of this movie until the night of watching it. All I can say is WOW!!! This is such a great movie. Andy Garcia performance is amazing.

This movie is not a Hollywood mainstream. In a way, its similar to Little Miss Sunshine: dysfunctional family, every character is a weirdo, Even grandpa from Little Miss sunshine is in this movie, but its different. Similarly to Little Miss Sunshine, its a low budget independent film. If you didn't like Little Miss Sunshine, and you don't like that genre in general, you probably won't like this movie.

Personally, I loved this movie and in my list, it is in the top 10 of this movies I've seen this year.


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