It's a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philly, where 12-year old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandpa, who sits outside holding tight to his last quarter, which he's ...
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It's a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philly, where 12-year old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandpa, who sits outside holding tight to his last quarter, which he's promised to Gennaro and which Gennaro would like to have to buy a ticket to the plush new movie theater. But grandpa's not ready to pass on the quarter or pass on to his final reward: he has some unfinished business with a woman from his past, and he enlists Gennaro to act as his emissary.Written by
Lack of action makes the audience pay attention to the characters, their thoughts, their needs and wants -- but especially their relationships with each other. This cast is outstanding in conveying the thoughts and feelings of persons experiencing the pain and suffering of the depression, yet ever remindful of each others' wants and needs. I loved every minute of it!! The second time through -- and I want to buy it to be able to experience it as often as I need this kind of reminder . . . and to share with my family, especially my grandkids.
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