City by the Sea (Widescreen Edition)
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Academy Award winners Robert De Niro and Frances McDormand star in thistrue story of a man who, as a cop, must bring a criminal tojustice--but, as a father, must find a way to save his son. Whileinvestigating the murder of a surfer, New York City police detectiveVincent LaMarca (De Niro)--whose own father was executed formurder--discovers that his estranged son may have committed the crime.Now LaMarca will put his life on the line to do right by both his familyand his profession.]]>
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Some will say this film is slow. I say, not all movies are fast-paced and action-packed. City By The Sea is full of emotional turmoil and an all-star, award-winning cast. DeNiro's role is a bit calmer that his usual, but it's still a DeNiro performance with some emotionally heart-wrenching dialogue, especially with his son. James Franco, who received a best actor award for TNT's James Dean, has whatever it is that makes the audience unable to look away. His character Joey isn't a bad kid. He's just honestly trying to get himself out of the messed up life he's made for himself. Franco has that James Dean intensity on screen, most definitely. Frances McDormand's role is pretty subtle, but she makes it as real as possible. William Forsythe, who I usually see as one of the "good guys" (cop, FBI), plays Spyder, boss to the dope dealer that Joey killed. Keep your eyes open for a pretty news reporter named Vanessa. She may not look familiar, but she's DeNiro's daughter, Drena. - B+
This film is probably the quietest cop drama I've ever seen because it's not about crimes one can be arrested for. It probes the fragile relationship between fathers and sons, and the obligations each needs to face. The film never picks up the slow paces it sets up in the beginning, so those hoping for the high action of traditional cop dramas will be disappointed. Make no mistake: this is a three-star movie raised to four stars by the performances of DeNiro and Franco. Still, the pivotal scene is a powerful one.
It is a movie about human relations, hope and second chances, but most importantly about trust, inner strength, courage, sacrifice, and how love can overcome and prevail even in the most difficult of situations.
Robert De Niro, James Franco and the rest of the cast have truly outdone themselves with their performances, which are exceptional to say the least. All the actors, without exceptions, give it their 100% and it really shows (the chemistry is AMAZING)!
The setting, the plot, the dialogues, and the music are all wonderful!
In conclusion, City by the Sea is a movie guaranteed to provide an evening's entertainment; it is one of those films that gets you and keeps you thinking long after it's over.
Look for Patty LaPone (Evita) as the mother who simultaneously rips De Niro apart while wanting so desperately to believe her son when he tells her he wants to get clean.
Powerful, memorable performances all around. Recommended highly.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This movie was put together with style. I saw it on TV. It seemed like it would be depressing at first glance.
I almost did not watch it. Read more
Love this movie. Based on a true story on Long Island, NY. I grew up on the North Shore of L.I. and love movies based in L.I. and NYC especially. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Bebop Bolton X
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