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Mighty Fine (2012)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 25 May 2012 (USA)
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Joe Fine moves his family from Brooklyn to New Orleans, where his dreams and extravagance far exceed his means.

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Debbie Goodstein (as Debbie Goodstein-Rosenfeld)

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Debbie Goodstein (as Debbie Goodstein-Rosenfeld)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Chazz Palminteri ... Joe Fine
Andie MacDowell ... Stella Fine
Jodelle Ferland ... Natalie Fine
Rainey Qualley ... Maddie Fine
Paul Ben-Victor ... Bobby
Arthur J. Nascarella ... Lenny
Richard Kohnke ... Earl
Kent Jude Bernard Kent Jude Bernard ... Louie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Monica Acosta Monica Acosta ... Elvis Concert Goer
Randy Bonneval Randy Bonneval ... Elvis impersonater
Erin Booth Erin Booth ... High School Student
Beau Brasseaux ... Restraunt customer (as Beau Brasso)
Edward J. Clare Edward J. Clare ... Patient
Rebecca Collins ... High school student
Miles Doleac ... Mr. Smith
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Joe Fine moves his family from Brooklyn to New Orleans, where his dreams and extravagance far exceed his means.

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A gefilte fish out of water story.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Joe Fine: I'll give you 10 bucks to finish your bowl. Better yet, I'll give you another 10 bucks to eat two pieces of fruit.
Stella Fine: Don't bribe her.
Joe Fine: To you, it's a bribe. To me, It's a long-term investment.
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Referenced in Miles to Go (2012) See more »

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A mighty fine movie!
24 May 2012 | by HilLeshaSee all my reviews

Mighty Fine tells the story of a 1970's family, who move from Brooklyn to New Orleans in search of a better, more prosperous life. The movie paints the picture of Joe Fine's (Chazz Palminteri) love for his wife (Andie MacDowell) and daughters (Jodelle Ferland and Rainey Qualley, Andie MacDowell's daughter in real life) in the beginning of the movie. Joe comes off as being articulate, free-hearted, charismatic, and funny to onlookers - classic signs of a potential abuser. However, a different story gradually and painfully unfolds behind closed doors, especially when it seems like Mighty Fine Fabrics, his business, is about to go under. The oldest daughter refuses to be oblivious, provoking her to rebel against her dad. The mother, on the other hand, tries to pacify her husband, not being aware that she's causing more emotional distress for her daughters. This poignant independent film is based on writer and director, Debbie Goodstein's childhood experiences. It gracefully touches a controversial, yet important subject that regards an abusive parent. It will hit close to home for those who have experienced this traumatizing and enigmatic behavior from someone in the past, especially if it is a family member. Also, this film makes the connection between economic uncertainty and its impact on people whose mental health is already precarious. I enjoyed watching this film, but it was a little disheartening to watch the dad have his family endure an emotionally exhausting and excruciating journey. Each person played their role superbly, bringing their character to life. The only thing I didn't like about the film is that it has verbal (with a small portion of visual) obscenities strewn throughout it. Therefore, I wouldn't consider or advise watching a movie like this with young children.


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