I went to see “City Island” on Tuesday, May 4, 2010. The movie I really wanted to see, “Kick-Ass” was still playing, but I’d promised to wait to see it with Michelle, so it was off-limits.
Before I decided on “City Island” I went to imdb.com and saw it had a rating of over 9 out of 10.
This movie is about a family, on City Island in the Bronx, that excel at keeping secrets from each other. The most publicized one is the father/husband correctional officer who keeps his acting classes a secret from his family by telling them he’s out gambling.
The film is much better than it has any right to be. I’d not heard of this film from any main stream media and I don’t understand why it doesn’t have a greater buzz.
It’s a serious film. It’s a comedic film. It’s an educational film. It’s an inspiring film.
The audience laughed out loud many times during the showing I was at. Sometimes their laughter masked the next spoken line or two of the film’s characters.
Not all of the subplots are completely logical, but all of them are great fun.
I would highly recommend this film to adults. I give “City Island” 8.5 out of 10.