Thursday, July 10, 2014

Brooklyn Lobster (2005)

I’m not doing a tribute to Danny Aiello – he just happened to star in both this movie and 2 Days in the Valley. 

Synopsis: Lobster farmers find themselves pinched and clawed by slimy, creepy bottom-feeders – investment bankers and government lawyers. 

Blurb From the DVD Jacket: “Frank and Maureen Giorgio’s (Danny Aiello and Jane Curtin) once orderly lives have been thrown into chaos since the bank that loaned Frank money for a restaurant addition to his lobster business has folded. With the threat of a public auction looming, the very proud and stubborn Frank, his family and friends attempt to save the Brooklyn lobster shop that is the cornerstone of their identity.” 

What Did I Learn?: If you’re living in your office, it’s a good idea to keep it as clean as possible in case a hoard of investment bankers drop by and find a pair of your undies on the floor. 

You Might Like This Movie If: You know that lobsters bring out the worst in people. (Please click the link to read my review of Summer Rental)
Really?: I had a bit of a hard time believing that nobody in the Giorgio family eats seafood; that must do wonders for sales. 

Rating: Brooklyn Lobster is a very slow-moving, but otherwise warm and wonderful character-driven comedy-drama that features some very nice performances by Aiello and Curtin. Check it out if you have the chance. 8/10 stars.

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