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Where God Left His Shoes (2009)

Sakina Jaffrey , John Leguizamo , Salvatore Stabile  |  Unrated |  DVD
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  • Actors: Sakina Jaffrey, John Leguizamo, Charles Dumas, Adriane Lenox, Manny Perez
  • Directors: Salvatore Stabile
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: MPI HOME VIDEO
  • DVD Release Date: November 3, 2009
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002M36R4Q
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,075 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Where God Left His Shoes" on IMDb

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John Leguizamo gives the performance of his career as Gulf War veteran and washed-up prizefighter Frank Diaz, who finds himself and his family evicted from their New York City home. But after months spent working as a day laborer and living in a homeless shelter, Frank finally receives good news on Christmas Eve: There s an apartment available in a nearby housing project if Frank can prove he s legally employed. As the rest of the city prepares for their holiday, Frank and his 10-year-old stepson (a breakthrough performance by young David Castro) hit the cold streets in a desperate search to find a job and some hope by Christmas morning. Leonor Varela (Cleopatra) and Jerry Ferrara (Entourage) co-star in this gritty drama from writer/director Salvatore Stabile about the bond of family and the harsh reality of America s working poor.

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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
The movie "Where God Left His Shoes" is one of the best films I have seen in recent times. It stirred many emotions in me. The acting is top notch by all. John Leguizamo's character, Frank Diaz, shows the struggle and passion of a husband/stepfather, trying to struggle in these hard economic times. I am sure many in our country can relate to all that goes through his head. Leonor Varela plays a wife (Cleopatra) who is trying to deal with the situations of both her husband's misfortunes, and caring for her children. You can see that dealing with both at the same time, is taking its toll on her. Its not always obvious whether or not she truely believes in her husband. The children, played by David Castro and Samantha Rose, show how struggling the hard times of today can be on people their ages.

You want to cry when time and time again, Frank is turned away from opportunity. The minute things start to look up, something it off. You feel angry when you see Frank and his family have to steal in situations (ie when he and his son jump turnstyles, and when Cleopatra clears the $ off the table where they eat). I have no doubt that these kinds of events are true to MANY in today's world. They're not trying to be vicious criminals. They're trying to make it. But the closed doors leave them no $ to even have basic everyday needs. You also feel angry at the lack of compassion by "the system" that is faced. Its the holidays; the season of giving. Everybody gives Frank the cold shoulder. Even the moments that "look like there might be a chance", end up having no compassion for his plight. You also feel empty about mainstream commercialism, when you see Frank and his stepson walking among the more well-off crowds and stores in Manhattan.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FAMILY DRAMA July 4, 2009
Frank (Leguizamo) and Angela (Varela) and their two children are evicted from their NYC apartment and move to a homeless shelter. On Christmas Eve there is a glimmer of hope if Frank can find a job. He and his stepson set out roaming the streets to find employment. This is a powerful and heartwarming story of a family that refuses to break apart during the darkest time of their lives, discovering that they will survive as long as they have each other. A critic says: "John Leguizamo has never been better." See MOVIE MANIAC listing on
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I stumbled upon this little gem today. John Leguizamo plays a down and out father wonderfully. A man who will stop at nothing to provide for his family. This movie made me sad because I thought about all the people who are homeless, struggling to survive and I just felt so thankful for all my blessings. This economy has turned a lot of lives upside down and it's important to remember that life can change in an instant. When we are stripped of all our material possessions and luxuries, what are we left with? I can't believe some people are complaining about the ending, I won't say how it ended but I will say that they got across a message of what's important-hope and love. Not every movie is wrapped up in a corny little bow...This is a thought provoking and entertaining movie for a reflective person. Give it a shot.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, a film that addresses something very real. July 22, 2011
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John Leguizamo delivers a spectacular performance as a mediocre boxer who is unable to get another fight after he is so badly beaten in his previous bout. Unfortunately, boxing is how he supports his wife and adopted son, so this NYC family is soon down and out, evicted from their apartment for non-payment of rent, into a homeless shelter and so forth, until they finally are sleeping, as a family, on a city train. Along the way their love and faith in one another is severely tested, and the gut wrenching harsh realities of life are difficult to watch but impossible not to. This is the antithesis of a feel good film, and it kind of leaves you hanging there, miserably dismayed, jaw droppingly sad and finally utterly somber. That said, I feel this film is a must see for all of us who live in BS land, watching one Hollywood abomination after another, from comic book super hero junk to old TV sitcom remakes, at least this one delivers genuine creativity, not to mention a powerful punch.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie January 10, 2011
I was up late one night and ended up watching this movie. I'm glad I did. Sadly, there are a lot of people in the world who are down on their luck, just like this family. One thing they had was love for each other, but "love doesn't pay the bills" as someone once said. This is a very good movie, a must see.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars August 31, 2014
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Highly recommend!
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