You're almost there! They wait inside after breaking in. Dito, a writer in L.A., goes home to Astoria, Queens, after a 15-year absence when his mother calls to say his father's ill. | Rating: 2.5/4 Montiel wrote and directed the film adaptation, which was released in the United States in September and October 2006 and in Europe in March 2007. The movie is not without flaws - editing has left parts of the film feeling choppy, there are a few too many directorial "flourishes," and the modern day segments get short shrift - but the performances are heartfelt and the ways in which Montiel refuses to oversentimentalize the story work.

Montiel said that he made the film because “I wanted to walk down those streets again and fall in love with Laurie again,[4] it would have been nice to have had that moment at the end of the film where Dito met Laurie, reconnecting as adults. A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints by Dito Montiel

Not essential viewing, but not a total waste of time either. The plot itself might not break much new ground, but the telling, by both cast and crew, makes this a memoir to remember. A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints is a lively, powerful coming-of-age tale with winning performances and sharp direction from first-timer Dito Montiel.

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Giuseppe lay on a subway track; in spite of urgent warnings from his brother Antonio and Nerf, that a train was coming, he failed to get back on the platform and was killed. Distributed by Mike and Dito had planned to go to California on a bus. 1986: Clara MarkowiczCharlie CorwinTrudie StylerTravis SwordsRobert Downey Jr.Sting Just leave us a message here and we will work on getting you verified.

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[3] Montiel describes the real Giuseppe as being like a cat. Jonathan Elias One of the best movies I've seen in quite awhile.

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The bulk of A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints' narrative arrives via flashbacks, which take the action back to 1986 - the year Dito left Astoria. |, July 31, 2007

Mike O'Shea, another friend of Dito's, was a Scottish boy who dreamt of becoming a musician.

The film concludes with the two of them sitting down in conversation. One day, after being urged by his mother, Flori, and his friend, Nerf, Dito visits his childhood home, Astoria, New York, because his father has suddenly become very ill., Shared between Robert Downey Jr., Shia LaBeouf, Rosario Dawson, Chazz Palminteri, Dianne Wiest, and Channing Tatum.

As his friends end up dead, on drugs, or in prison. If you have any questions or comments, contact us anytime. This depiction of harsh times in the Bronx is portrayed with perfection! Dito then visits Laurie, his childhood sweetheart, who is now a mother.

Get the freshest reviews, news, and more delivered right to your inbox! The percentage of Approved Tomatometer Critics who have given this movie a positive review. Once he got to audition for the role, he "fucked his office up," putting a "hole through the wall" and went as "crazy" as he could in order to change the image Montiel had of him to land the part.[2]. Over-indulgent but often interesting and ambitious in its attempt to recreate the free-wheeling, jazz-improvisational feel of classic independent 70s cinema. Production company(s) It's the scene where Dito and Mike (the Scottish kid, I think that was his name) go to get their money from the gay dog-walking crackhead. Dito's growing wanderlust alienates him from Monty, who wants nothing more than to grow old with his son nearby, but random acts of violence convince Dito that if he is going to thrive, it must be elsewhere.

Laurie urges him to be a man and come to terms with his father, who was heartbroken when he left. They worked for a gay drug addict, Frank, with a dog-walking business.

As the premiere site about ad music, Adtunes features the longest running and most popular forum about songs featured in television commercials, movie trailers, television shows, movie soundtracks, and more. All rights reserved. [3] The real Giuseppe Ruggeria is a career criminal[5] who was deported to Milan.

The image is an example of a ticket confirmation email that AMC sent you when you purchased your ticket. EnglishSpanish Despite a cast of recognizable names, Montiel's feature debut is destined only for art house distribution because "small stories" without clean endings … Here, it's an act of betrayal and cowardice. Monty used to ignore Dito's feelings, and he didn't want Dito to travel. Your AMC Ticket Confirmation# can be found in your order confirmation email. Most viewers will discover this picture - and it is worth discovering - when it is released on DVD. I highly recommend this movie to film lovers.

Montiel said that he made the film because “I wanted to walk down those streets again and fall in love with Laurie again,[4] it would have been nice to have had that moment at the end of the film where Dito met Laurie, reconnecting as adults. As I lay there gazing up at the billions of stars above my head in complete awe of creations beauty and vastness the most pressing question on my mind about the meaning of it all was, "Where in the hell is my roof?

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