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Putzel (2012)

For Walter Himmelstein, a young man endearingly known as Putzel, life literally doesn't go beyond his family's fish store on the upper west side of Manhattan. In this heartwarming romantic ... See full summary »

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Jason Chaet

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Rick A. Moore (screenplay), Rick A. Moore (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Carpenter ... Walter (as Jack T. Carpenter)
Melanie Lynskey ... Sally
John Pankow ... Sid
Susie Essman ... Gilda
Jarlath Conroy Jarlath Conroy ... McGinty
Armando Riesco ... Jake
Allegra Cohen ... Willa
Steve Park ... Song
Adrian Martinez ... Hector
Fred Berman ... Tunch
Fran Kranz ... Salmon Guy
Ashley Austin Morris ... Naomi
Sondra James ... Mrs. Hertzel
Elizabeth Masucci ... Jake's Receptionist
Michael Perilstein ... Cranky Blind Man
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For Walter Himmelstein, a young man endearingly known as Putzel, life literally doesn't go beyond his family's fish store on the upper west side of Manhattan. In this heartwarming romantic comedy about sex, love and smoked fish, Walter's aspirations of taking over his uncle's fish emporium are disrupted by the arrival of Sally, who becomes romantically involved with his about-to-retire and very-married uncle. While Walter tries to thwart their romance in order to ensure his taking over the business, he finds his circumscribed life thrown off kilter, and, after years of being undermined by his family and friends, finally starts to realize that he's more than a Putzel. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 2014 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Stouthearted Films See more »
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Little bit of everything
28 February 2013 | by LegaminevieSee all my reviews

Putzel is the perfect blend of heartwarming and hilarious. A group of well written and well acted characters telling a story anyone can relate to. The acting, direction and script are so well done that you find yourself engaged by even the most minor characters. It encapsulates life on The Upper West side of Manhattan without alienating audiences elsewhere. Instead of being alienating it makes the Upper West side feel relatable, like it could be anywhere. Although at times it deals with surprising sad and dark subject matter it leaves you feeling hopeful. It also will make you laugh with some of the funniest moments you've seen in a film. These things and it's Billy Wilder like style make it an instant classic.


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