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City Island [Blu-ray]

  • PG-13
  • Blu-ray
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • 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.
  • Credits
    Julianna Margulies, Alan Arkin, Andy Garcia, Emily Mortimer, Steven Strait
  • Critic Reviews
    "A professionally executed farce of the yelling-family variety, CITY ISLAND revolves around a blue-collar clan with more secrets than filters."
    New York Times

    "Andy Garcia reminds you of what a cunning, likable actor he can be."
    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..."
    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."
    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."
    USA Today

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

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

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