The film tells the story of the Rizzo family, who lives on a little-known island in the Bronx that is as quaint and sleepy as any New England town. But the Rizzos are not as picturesque as the island they inhabit, and like most families, they all stop at nothing to avoid the truth.
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Light, funny, predictable yet (or because of) sucralose sweet. One quirky element - i.e. the feeder fetish of the youngest son (the next Michael Cera? I'm willing to bet) - makes the viewing experience inexplicably enjoyable.
Adoro questo film. Questa storia piena di segreti, così intricati da diventare reali.
Andy Garcia non fa niente di nuovo, ma i battibecchi di questa famiglia sono esilaranti. Una nota sfavorevole è l'inverosimile tatuaggio che il figlio perduto e ritrovato ha sulla schiena.
City Island tells the story of Vince Rizzo and his family, barely surviving on a groundwork of lies and secrets. It's a nicely paced, sweetly funny and pointedly low-key family dramedy that begins to intertwine the low-key with an all-out verbal brawl that brings a knowing smile to the viewer's face. This is great non-blockbuster filmmaking with a top cast in fine form. It is what easy-to-watch cinema should be like.
This movie could have been really great with some more polished writing and deleting that worthless plot about the son's sexual desires. Also, it suffers from the same shitty ass ending as another Alan Arkin movie, Little Miss Sunshine!
A sweet family-centric indie that is well handled by cast and location. The characters are a times a little too stereotypical but the 'straightness' of them with quirky placement, and alternatively the strangeness of character with simple setting/design makes for a watchable if not remarkable film.