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City Island
Andy Garcia and Julianna Margulies




Overview -
A dysfunctional family living on a picturesque island in the Bronx spares no expense in avoiding the truth about their messed-up lives in writer/director Raymond de Felitta's dark family comedy. The family patriarch, Vince (Andy Garcia) is a prison guard who is secretly plotting a new career as an actor. Meanwhile, as Vince takes acting lessons on the down low, his daughter moonlights as a stripper and his younger namesake harbors a secret fetish that involves the family's 300-pound neighbor. Under normal circumstances Vincent's wife, Joyce (Julianna Margulies), would be the family rock, but lately she's been preoccupied with uncovering the identity of the hired help, a secret that only her husband knows.

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Overview

A dysfunctional family living on a picturesque island in the Bronx spares no expense in avoiding the truth about their messed-up lives in writer/director Raymond de Felitta's dark family comedy. The family patriarch, Vince (Andy Garcia) is a prison guard who is secretly plotting a new career as an actor. Meanwhile, as Vince takes acting lessons on the down low, his daughter moonlights as a stripper and his younger namesake harbors a secret fetish that involves the family's 300-pound neighbor. Under normal circumstances Vincent's wife, Joyce (Julianna Margulies), would be the family rock, but lately she's been preoccupied with uncovering the identity of the hired help, a secret that only her husband knows.

Main Cast & Crew

Raymond De Felitta - Director
Andy Garcia
Julianna Margulies
Steven Strait
Emily Mortimer
Alan Arkin
Ezra Miller
Sharon Angela
Jee Young Han
Curtiss Cook
Carrie Baker Reynolds

 

Details

Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Run Time: 100
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 013132143194
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) (sexual content, smoking and language)
  • Release Date: August 2010

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Movies > Comedies

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Families
Islands

 

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Reviews:
"A professionally executed farce of the yelling-family variety, CITY ISLAND revolves around a blue-collar clan with more secrets than filters." - 03/19/2010 New York Times


"Andy Garcia reminds you of what a cunning, likable actor he can be." - 04/02/2010 Entertainment Weekly


3 stars out of 4 -- "Garcia and Marguiles, who worked so well together in George Hickenlooper's MAN FROM ELYSIAN FIELDS, show a sure feel for comedy here..." - 03/31/2010 Chicago Sun-Times


3 stars out of 4 -- "[A] warmly hilarious movie....Writer-director Raymond De Felitta tells his story modestly, but his gift for laughs laced with charm and bristling humanity is utterly irresistible." - 04/15/2010 Rolling Stone


3 stars out of 4 -- "[This] dysfunctional family comedy has unexpected charms, tapping into basic truths about human nature and familial relationships. The ensemble cast is strong." - 04/09/2010 USA Today


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[A] very funny film, and one that operates at the sea level of humanity..." - 04/09/2010 Washington Post


"[T]his is a film in which human beings, with their petty foibles and treacheries, are viewed evenly and with affection..." - 08/01/2010 Sight and Sound

 

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