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Putzel (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 8 April 2014 (USA)
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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What a delightful package of entertainment!
9 March 2013 | by alxndr-628-304412See all my reviews

We previewed this film at the Cinema Society of San Diego, and what a delightful evening it was. The movie was tender, funny, adorable and elicited laughter and embraces from the audience. Each role was played out with understated, well-cast characters who delivered believable performances, making the entire movie feel like home.

Our guest speaker, Allegra Cohen, who played the part of Willa, and produced the movie, brought it all to life with her own energy and enthusiasm to the members' questions and comments.

Though the story is age-old (boy meets girl, unrequited love unfolds, and the end turns out okay), it's the characters, setting and acting that make it so tender and touching.

You'll want to catch this flick on your film festival circuit, and hopefully, when it's out in theaters and on Netflix!

Enjoy, it's a little bouquet of pleasantly-scented flowers that we can all appreciate!


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