- Summary: Set in the 1970s, Mighty Fine is the story of Joe Fine, a charismatic, highspirited man, who relocates his family—-wife Stella, daughters Natalie and Maddie-—from Brooklyn to New Orleans, in search of a better life. Joe’s devotion to his family knows no bounds, and he seeks to provide them with the ultimate in the good life, from a palatial home to a steady string of extravagant gifts. Unfortunately, Joe’s spending spree is wildly out of touch with reality, as his apparel business is teetering on the brink of collapse, a fact he refuses to accept. On the surface Joe is a charmer with a king-sized personality, but underneath he is possessed by a deep-rooted anger which he frequently turns on the family he loves. An emotional powder keg ready to explode at any instant, Joe holds his wife and daughters captive to his unpredictable mood swings. (Adopt Films)… Expand
- Director: Debbie Goodstein
- Genre(s): Drama, Comedy
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May 31, 2012I found the story line to be very deep and moving and while it left me wanting more it also touched me deeply in a reminder of how real families aren't always so Disneyesque....
The Performance of Chaz Palminteri shows just how wonderfully cast he was for this role and how he has many levels to his acting abilities...
The daughters were simply amazing and I can see long careers for both...
The Artwork brought me back to my own childhood in the 70's and the art director did an amazing job recreating the scenes from that time period.
Overall I would recommend this movie for those that want a deep thinking film and not just action and adventure this summer.… Collapse
May 28, 2012Mighty Fine is padded with subplots. The anti-Semitism arc doesn't peak the way it should, and there's a subplot about Joe's involvement with loan sharks that doesn't resolve. Mighty Fine is painful to look at. Edges are blurry, and colors are dull. It's shot largely in close-ups, and there isn't much coverage. The direction is overall leaden and predictable, and newcomer Qualley, while attractive, is particularly wooden. The script is melodramatic. There is no subtext in Mighty Fine. There is just text. It's in bold, and underlined. A voice-over narration, read by a flat, nasal Garofalo continues well past its welcome. Full review on my blog.… Expand