Cleveland. 1973. Marv, the owner of an old neighborhood Jewish deli, must stay open 24 hours to cater to a new generation of clientele, but straight-laced neighborhood do-gooders want to close him down. Meanwhile inside, hippies, bikers and crusty old Jewish men, caught in the throes of changing times and culture clash, fight over turf and yearn for a waitress to take their orders. Into this milieu drops new waitress, Susan (Donna Casey, The Bold and the Beautiful), a, wholesome small town beauty who must struggle with testy customers, a dubious romance, and a jealous head-waitress. Her future and the fate of the regulars hang by a thread as Marv takes increasingly desperate measures to save his deli. Special Features: Interview with filmmaker Laura Paglin, Sundance Channel Interview, Interview with Harvey Pekar (American Splendor), Actor & Crew Bios, Still Gallery & Trailer.
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By Cleo Thurman on January 15, 2007
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This is the kind of film that reminds you of why you first fell in love with independent films. It's modest charm and the emphasis on characters keeps you interested and emotionally connected to the goings-on. The acting is quite good and the atmosphere really grows on you. If you ever had a hang-out that was your second home you'll really relate to this flick.
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