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City Island (2009)

7 Ratings: 3.4
A movie

City Islandis chock-full of the simple pleasures to be gleaned from a warm, generous, and skillful script, performed with humor and charisma by a talented cast. Vince Rizzo (Andy Garcia,Ocean's Eleven) is a prison guard--or "corrections officer," … see full wiki

6 reviews about City Island (2009)
review by . September 05, 2010
Before I invited my friends over to watch this movie with me last night, I checked customer reviews both here on Amazon and on Netflix. Customer reviews on Amazon were running between 4 and 5 stars and around 3 1/2 on Netflix. Most reviews I read said it was gut-busting hilarious and one of the funniest movies they'd seen in years. Of my 3 friends and I, none of us found it hilarious or even close to one of the funniest movies we'd seen. Does it have laughs? Sure, but I'm not even sure …
review by . September 16, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Welcome to City Island, a zip code of a good movie
I have to say that “City Island” is one interesting little piece of cinema.  This 2009 movie features Andy Garcia and Julianna Margulies in the leads.  I found it kind of refreshing to see Andy Garcia in a lead role again.  In the late 1980s and early 1990s good old Andy was a head liner.  However, in the past few years he has taken supporting roles, which hasn’t influenced any of his performances but has taken him out of the “spot light”.  …
review by . September 24, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Rating: +3   Compelling new releases have been somewhat hard to come by at the Multiplex lately, so out of mild desperation for entertainment more than anything, my wife and I went to see CITY ISLAND. What a wonderful treat this movie is! It's so full of heart and messages of affirmation that we immediately told others about it. If by some chance it drifts into a theater near you...check it out.      CITY ISLAND introduces us to the Rizzo family. Father Vince (Andy …
Quick Tip by . December 12, 2010
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I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. It is a very well acted family drama with humor, farce and an underlying moral message. Each character stood on their own, defining their role in the family, each engaged in their own secret little life with very little honest connection to each other. An outsider brought into the family became the observer through whose eyes we got to experience all of the lies and piece together what was really going on in the family as a whole. His role in the family (also a secret) …
Quick Tip by . August 23, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
City Island is a sweet movie to see if you're looking for a diversion. Andy Garcia plays a first responder with an urge to act, Julianna Marguiles plays his long-suffering wife, and Emily Mortimer plays a flirtation that pushes Garcia into taking a risk with his desire to act. The supporting cast is nicely put together, and Alan Arkin in a hoot at an acting coach with a minor career he's trying to boost into the majors.
review by . May 19, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Compelling new releases have been somewhat hard to come by at the Multiplex lately, so out of mild desperation for entertainment more than anything, my wife and I went to see CITY ISLAND. What a wonderful treat this movie is! It's so full of heart and messages of affirmation that we immediately told others about it. If by some chance it drifts into a theater near you...check it out.    CITY ISLAND introduces us to the Rizzo family. Father Vince (Andy Garcia) is a prison guard. …
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