City IslandJuly 23, 2009
The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another…
Release Year: 2009
Rating: 7.5/10 (13,181 voted)
Critic's Score: 66/100
Raymond De Felitta
Stars: Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies, Steven Strait
The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con (Strait) brought home by Vince (Garcia), the patriarch of the family, who is a corrections officer in real life, and a hopeful actor in private.
Carrie Baker Reynolds
Jee Young Han
(as Marianni Ebert)
Truth is stranger than family
Release Date: 23 July 2009
Filming Locations: City Island, Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $32,001
(21 March 2010)
(29 August 2010)
Did You Know?
Michelle Pfeiffer was the first offered the female lead. She and Andy Garcia had worked together before and it was hoped that Pfeiffer's participation would be enough to secure much needed financing and distribution. According to Pfeiffer's agent, the actress liked the script, but was reading other projects at the time and after a few weeks passed.
In the scene where Vinnie and Molly are confronted by Joyce, Joyce changes stair levels throughout the scene.
"The only thing that's too bad is that I didn't get to visit his death bed and dance on his ugly face for leaving me with that bitch!
I stumbled upon this movie accidentally and haven't even heard of this
movie until the night of watching it. All I can say is WOW!!! This is
such a great movie. Andy Garcia performance is amazing.
This movie is not a Hollywood mainstream. In a way, its similar to
Little Miss Sunshine: dysfunctional family, every character is a
weirdo, Even grandpa from Little Miss sunshine is in this movie, but
its different. Similarly to Little Miss Sunshine, its a low budget
independent film. If you didn't like Little Miss Sunshine, and you
don't like that genre in general, you probably won't like this movie.
Personally, I loved this movie and in my list, it is in the top 10 of
this movies I've seen this year.