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The Mysteries of Pittsburgh [Blu-ray]


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  • Actors: Nick Nolte, Mena Suvari, Peter Sarsgaard, Jon Foster, Sienna Miller
  • Directors: Rawson Marshall Thurber
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Peace Arch Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: August 4, 2009
  • Run Time: 1 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0025XUTII
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #281,626 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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A recent college grad spends his final summer with a girl and her adventurous boyfriend before heading into a job his father wants him to take and along the way realizes what he wants more out of his life. Based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Michael Chabon.

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Great acting and a sensitive story line make this film a winner.
David Ashton
Eventually, the voice overs stop, (well, they stop until the end of the movie), and then I didn't hate it as much.
Cheyenne Fan
I find this hard to believe after having read this book and seen this movie adaptation of it.
The Aeolian Kid

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 8, 2009
Format: DVD
For those who find it difficult to appreciate the adaptation format of film making from a famous novel, THE MYSTERIES OF PITTSBURGH as now released on DVD should help explain the naysayers' opinions. In a very valuable session of conversations among Michael Chabon and Rawson Marshall Thurber (screenwriter and director) and the producer and cast, the transition of this complex novel into a very altered story is comfortably explained and the person most happy with the result seems to be the originator - Michael Chabon!

That being said this film stands well on its own terms. June and July in hot Pittsburgh generate mysteries among a variety of people, especially the young college graduate Art Bechstein (Jon Foster) who while working in a bookstore wastes time with a fling with the supervisor Phlox (Mena Suvari) with disinterested post grad classes dealing with becoming a broker and having monthly dinners with his mobster father Joe Bechstein (Nick Nolte), until he encounters an odd couple: bisexual biker and thief Cleveland (Peter Sarsgaard) and his female consort, the violinist Jane Bellwether (Sienna Miller). The bizarre interactions among these characters drive Art to make many decisions and discoveries - including his falling in love with both Cleveland and Jane. The summer winds down with Art finally discovering his own identity despite the clouds of mystery that have surrounded his life. It is a piece of life as lived by disparate characters whose direction in life seems at odds with the natural flow of finding happiness and success. But then the question is asked - what is happiness and what is success if not survival?

For this viewer the explanation by the makers of this film was interesting enough to encourage a repeat watching of the movie. A good movie not a great movie, but it still tastes strongly of Michael Chabon's genius. It deserves more attention than the critics have given it.....Grady Harp, August 09
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Viva on October 19, 2009
Format: DVD
I'm sure this was a good novel, and I will read it. However, whoever brought it to the screen made it quite dull and slow. It's also hard to understand why anyone would ever want to be with Peter Saarsgard's obnoxious character at all.

That said, I was glad to see Jon Foster again, having enjoyed his work in The Door in the Floor. Saarsgard is as good as ever, and Sienna Miller was wonderful as the woman caught between these troubled men. Nick Nolte also makes a fine turn as the very unpleasant and controlling father.

Soundtrack recommended too.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By AIROLF VINE VOICE on May 19, 2009
Format: DVD
The beginning captivates the viewer and the movies has a decent story. Having said that, it's also worth mentioning that the storyline is hardly Michael Chabon's and why the changes were made (from the book) is unclear, however, as a stand-alone it seems to work (if you ignore that it's a novel adaptation and think of it as a standalone film). It's no the most engaging movie nor is it the worst movie ever. If you haven't read the book or don't mind watching the movie and can refrain from comparing it to the book, there's a good chance that you'll like it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B. E Jackson on August 22, 2011
Format: DVD
My biggest problem with the Mysteries of Pittsburgh is that the description is *nothing* like I had hoped. It's misleading, in fact. The description says action/adventure. What? Consider the name of the film and then the "action/adventure" tag and well, this ain't exactly an adventure now, is it?

Well, what we get instead is... a storyline about a young man who has a pesky old man for a father constantly questioning what he's going to do with his life. "You can't spend your entire summer being a lazy bum and hanging out with thugs!" That's basically what his father says. He never gives the poor kid a break. He's also connected to the mob so his son always chooses his words carefully, and fearful that he might upset his father. They only meet up at restaurants to chit chat and never anywhere else. Well, until later.

The young man has problems of his own. He's having frequent sex with his workmate/girlfriend at a bookstore. Eventually he grows tired of her when he discovers a REALLY attractive blonde at a party. From there, the REAL story kicks in.

Now it's about the young man having a huge crush on the blonde girl, but unfortunately for him she has a boyfriend. Isn't that always how it is? Yes, it's *always* like that, in both real life and the movies!

Well, the interesting thing about this storyline is that the young man develops a friendship with the blonde AND her boyfriend, and many times all three of them hang out together. Interesting. Of course there's a crucial storyline twist later on (actually make that TWO twists) that's quite surprising to me, but like always, I refuse to give away unnecessary spoilers. Sorry!

Overall, it's alright. I feel there wasn't quite enough suspense or storyline direction to warrant a purchase of a film that's only above average at best, however you can go ahead and rent the Mysteries of Pittsburgh as part of a one-time viewing. It's good enough for that.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Movie Guy on December 30, 2009
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
When i first saw this movie the begging was somewhat slow for me but after getting into the middle it started unfolding and was pretty surprised. Thought this was a decently made film with kind of a sad ending.

If you're looking for a good film to watch with some turns in it then take this one out for a spin.
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By The Movie Guy on May 15, 2012
Format: Amazon Instant Video
Art (Jon Foster) works at the Book Barn by choice as he studies for his exams. His dad (Nick Nolte) is a crime boss who has a job lined up for Art who lacks assertiveness. Phlox (Mena Suvari) is his boss and sex partner at the Book Barn. He meets Jane (Sienna Miller) at a party and they hit it off. She is athletic, sexy, charming, talented, and drinks to excess. She also has a boyfriend, Cleveland (Peter Sarsgaard) "like the state" who we soon find out is bisexual. The three of them start hanging out together.

The first thing you notice is the annoying narration by Art because they couldn't make a decent screen adaptation. The characters of Art and his dad were poorly constructed. When they got together, you just wished the scene would be over. Jane is an interesting character who we never got to know, and Cleveland is a character we perhaps learned too much about. This is a story of Art trying to find himself one summer in Pittsburgh. For hard core indie lovers and clearly not my cup of tea, but an offering that might go good with "Milk".

F-bomb, sex (straight and gay), and nudity (Mena Suvari).
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