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      Down the Shore

      R 2011 1 hr. 33 min. Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      50% 10 Reviews Tomatometer 37% 250+ Ratings Audience Score Dark secrets come to light when the owner (James Gandolfini) of a rundown amusement park encounters a stranger (Edoardo Costa) who brings news of his younger sister's death. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member A sad slice of real life portrayed by some excellent actors. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Slow and boring a few good moments if your drinking. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 11/19/21 Full Review Audience Member the actors & setting is great, but it's a slice-of-life family drama where everything is suppose to be so deep . . . but it's just kind-of boring Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member one of James last films decent drama with Sum twists n a lot of dysfunction going on in the family's involved Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Down the Shore a dark family drama about a family's dark past shared between two brothers a sister in law and a brother in law. The movie starts in France with an American girl and a French guy then the movie skips ahead three months as the French man travels to America to visit his girls brother to deliver some devastating news. Then the French guy gets tangled in with his girls families drama's. The story is basic but a good movie I had my reservations about it but its all about righting wrongs and in the end love. Go Down the Shore once in awhile and enjoy the view. Not suitable for the kiddies as it has some adult themes that are not suitable for the kiddies and it can be boring for them. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review dave j Tuesday, June 3, 2014 (2013) Down The Shore DRAMA James Gandolfini is a great actor and this movie shows it. However, the end of movie doesn't know how to maintain the story's rhythm. He plays Baily Julia who while working as a maintenance on a nearly run down amusement park gets a visit from a French guy named Jacques (Edoardo Costa) from Paris claiming to be his sister's husband. The reason for Jacques visit was to notify him that his sister had just recently died from cancer, and that he was instructed to give Baily her ashes as well as a letter. Jacques who also accepts the name Jack other reason to visit Baily was to work alongside with Baily which he doesn't really want to do. And as the movie is progressing, we get to hear more surprising revelations about Baily as well as the owner of the amusement park, by the name of Wiley (Joseph Pope) and the woman who is kind of caught in the middle by the name of Mary (Famke Janssen) trying to raise their mentally challenged 17 year old son, Martin (John Magaro). Some of the existing problems is that viewers may be baffled about Jacques motivations for hanging around with a brother-in-law who initially despises him. Baily does bother him about a load of money that his sister was supposed to have we're somehow kept in the dark about how Jacques even acquired the money in the first place. And what was Jacques motivations for hanging onto this money for such a long time for the movie kind of make Jaques into an artificial character who has a knack to get people to expose their private secrets. And it is for that reason and more which is why I can't recommend it despite it's good intentions. 2 out of 4 stars grasp Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Neil Genzlinger New York Times The director, Harold Guskin, and writer, Sandra Jennings, show admirable patience in letting the story unspool, and the actors reward them. Rated: 5/5 Apr 5, 2013 Full Review Ella Taylor NPR Gandolfini and Janssen dance a delicate minuet around one another, pacing out a slow, quiet revelation of the shared past that has paralyzed their wills to happiness and change. Apr 4, 2013 Full Review Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News Costa brings a nice, lived-in sexiness to the evocatively shot setting, and Gandolfini settles into his character with extraordinary skill and sensitivity. Rated: 3/5 Apr 4, 2013 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Nearly drowns in its own tears. Rated: C+ Jul 2, 2017 Full Review Simon Brookfield We Got This Covered In terms of pace, Down the Shore walks a very narrow line between deliberate and utterly languid, but there are just enough strong performances and intriguing (if messy) dynamics to make it work. Rated: 6/10 Apr 16, 2013 Full Review Ethan Alter Television Without Pity A small-scale, working-class character study that's never quite as nuanced and dramatic as it aspires to be. Apr 5, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Dark secrets come to light when the owner (James Gandolfini) of a rundown amusement park encounters a stranger (Edoardo Costa) who brings news of his younger sister's death.
      Director
      Harold Guskin
      Screenwriter
      Sandra Jennings
      Production Co
      Jersey Shore
      Rating
      R (Some Drug Use|Language)
      Genre
      Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 25, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $4.8K