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Summer of Sam

1 rating: -1.0
A movie directed by Spike Lee

SUMMER OF SAM, Spike Lee's sizzling interpretation of the summer of 1977 in New York City, when thermometers shattered and a serial killer terrorized the city, focuses on an Italian-American community in the Bronx--specifically, Dionna (Mira Sorvino) … see full wiki

Tags: Movies, Dramas
Cast: Spike Lee
Director: Spike Lee
Release Date: 1999
MPAA Rating: R
1 review about Summer of Sam

Spike, Spike, Spike, What Were You Thinking?

  • Jan 21, 2007
Pros: Adrien Brody is always great to watch preform.

Cons: Everything else.

Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot.

I went into this move, directed by Spike Lee with admitted trepidations; and yes they were based on the volatile director’s penchant for infusing race into anything he lays his hands on. As it turns out my misgivings were realized and I walked away from Summer of Sam (1999), feeling dirty, manipulated, unsatisfied, and still largely uniformed about what took place in New York City in the Summer of 1977 when a serial killer terrorized The Bornx.

Starring John Leguizamo as Vinni (a hairdresser); Mira Sorvino as Dionna (a waitress at her fathers restaurant) as his wife; and up-and-comers Adrien Brody as Ritchie and Jennifer Esposito as Ruby, Ritchie’s girlfriend, Summer of Sam is frenzied mess. A mess that has slaughters the English language by having the characters shout obscenities every other word. And Mr. Lee went off in directions that had little to do with the story of the killer, and a lot to do with his preconceived notions of White people. By the end of the movie, I just wanted it to end already and spare me any more racially motivated claptrap.


Viewing Format: VHS
Video Occasion: None of the Above
Suitability For Children: Not suitable for Children of any age

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