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Where God Left His Shoes

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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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  • 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:
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  • Studio: MPI HOME VIDEO
  • DVD Release Date: November 3, 2009
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002M36R4Q
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #106,172 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Where God Left His Shoes" on IMDb

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By Michael G. Muller on November 19, 2009
Format: DVD
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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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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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 Amazon.com.
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It takes considerable artistic bravery and conceit to make a film such as this one, in the style in which it is put together. Although there are more than two characters in this film, it is essentially a two-hander, carried by John Leguizamo and the eleven- year-old David Castro as his stepson. It takes tremendous guts for a film-maker to entrust their creation to just two actors, especially when one of them is so young. But these two actors were perfectly cast, and my attention was held fast until the credits rolled. I watched it twice on the day that the DVD arrived. The film is an unflinching look at the life of a homeless family in New York, and it tells you all you need to know without melodrama, and still manages to remain spare, lean, and breathtaking. I have friends who have lived homeless, and this is their story. If you want to understand the homeless trap, then watch this. I waited years to buy this film. Don't make the same mistake.
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Words cannot do justice to this Movie! Everybody should see this film.
I don't want to be a spoiler but this is a *5* star movie, because this happens to so
many people in our country. Also if I may be so bold I highly recommend the movie
(that was terribly panned by the critics) but its the very opposite of this movie.
its "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" which starts out by saying "There is a Jonathan Livingston Seagull in all
of us" Its a very profound and deep spiritual movie with a Fantastic Score Inspiring Soundtrack by
Neil Diamond"! Its the exact opposite of this movie both of which
have a wonderful ending....
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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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