City Island

2009
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104 mins
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Set in a quaint fishing community on the outskirts of New York City, this is a comedy about a family... More

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City Island | Ratings & Reviews

"Andy Garcia keeps it in the family..."

Total FilmTotal Film

"A professionally executed farce of the yelling-family variety, “City Island” revolves around a blue-collar clan with more secrets than filters. At the head of the table is Vince (Andy Garcia), a stolid corrections officer and clandestine acting student; facing him is Joyce (Julianna Margulies), the wife who wonders where the passion has gone. Add a daughter (Mr. Garcia’s real-life daughter, Dominik Garcia-Lorido) who’s stripping instead of studying and a teenage son (Ezra Miller) who fantasizes about feeding doughnuts to fat women and you have a household that, even by current comedy standards, strains credulity."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"A labour of love for producer-star Andy Garcia, this drama of blue collar lives in New York is a little on the soapy side, says Peter Bradshaw"

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Vince is a man with a dream. Marlon Brando is his god. He would like to become an actor. This is not likely. He's well into his 40s, a prison guard living with his family on City Island, a bucolic outcrop of the Bronx known mostly to its residents. Telling his wife he's going to a poker game, Vince attends acting classes in Manhattan. In one class, Vince creates a spot-on imitation, not of Marlon Brando, but of bad Brando imitators."

Roger EbertRoger Ebert

"A little drama, a little farce, a little humour, an easy film to enjoy and forget"

New Zealand HeraldNew Zealand Herald

"An, at-times, marvellous muddle of high farce and low-brow chuckles"

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"The real City Island is less of an actual island and more a big sandbar, really."

Christchurch PressChristchurch Press

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