Five Corners [Blu-ray]
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Set in 1964, "Five Corners" highlights two days in a Bronx neighborhood. The primary story concerns Turturro as he is released from prison. He's obsessed with Foster, whom he attacked prior to going to jail--in fact, he crippled her boyfriend. Foster, in peril, turns to her boyfriend who now can't be of much assistance and Robbins, an old friend turned pacifist. Robbins, in a naively convincing role, represents the sixties well--reacting to and trying to understand the turbulent era in which they live. Foster, billed as the star, may not have a ton of screen time but is very strong. And Turturro is nicely restrained in a role that might have veered into over-the-top territory. This story is quite convincing even as the film slides into a violent and melodramatic finale. But the actors have sold it!
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The movie stars two-time Academy Award Winner Jodie Foster, before she won her first Oscar, in a fine performance, complete with a flawless Bronx accent. Several other actors who were not as well known when the film was released also appear, most notably, John Turturro, who is excellent as the film's villain, and Academy Award Winner, actor-director Tim Robbins, as a civil rights activist who has renounced violence. Elizabeth Berridge, best known as Mozart's long-suffering wife in "Amadeus", also stars as the glue-sniffing girlfriend of a guy who "lets" a couple of young students take her and her best friend, and they take both girls for a ride, literally, that they will never forget!
The plot combines real life situations, specifically, the Civil Rights movement and the violence that occurred in Mississippi during the Civil Rights struggle, with fictional situations for the film's 1964 setting. The art direction and set decoration and the period details are impeccable. You really do feel you are in New York City in 1964. "Five Corners" is both a social commentary and a funny, slice-of-life look at New York City in 1964, with not quite expected plot twists and at least one running joke that I will not reveal.
At times wickedly funny and always interesting to watch, "Five Corners" is a definite must-see. A truly independent film (produced by George Harrison's now defunct Handmade Films) and a quirky little gem. Don't miss it!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have been looking for this movie for years! It is one of my all time favorites, along with "Forrest Gump" and "Fargo." Don't read the blurbs on the DVD box. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
great movie not enough people have seen. Really captures look & feel of the early 60's. If you require a movie to be able to be categorized you will be frustrated by this one. Read morePublished 5 months ago by steven d feltner
Ex Flick if your from the Bronx NYC it makes the movie more interesting. Even if it was filmed in Queens NY.Published 22 months ago by carlo
What a strange little film "Five Corners" is! Despite matricide, multiple homicides, even a penguicide (if that is what clubbing a penguin to death is called, though rest assured... Read morePublished on May 30, 2014 by Jerry (Celil) Parker
....... why don't you make sure that the reviews match the disc type and the correct manufacturer...... Read morePublished on March 25, 2014 by Amazon Customer
I love this movie. It's one of my all-time favorites because it's off the wall. I prefer dramas with an odd twist, and this one has quite the kick. Really interesting. Read morePublished on July 29, 2013 by Paula Martin
This movie is always related as some underground classic and I always had a moderate interest in seeing it. Read morePublished on May 5, 2013 by Natja K.
I was really excited to finally get to see the movie Five Corners again, I saw it many years ago and loved it so when I received this disk I put it in the DVD player right away and... Read morePublished on December 18, 2012 by BKWO
I liked the music selection - kept pace with the emotional flow - I also liked the way characters were developed - I don't feel it is a great movie but I can find magnetic moments... Read morePublished on November 24, 2012 by Norman R Ellis Flint