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      Six Ways to Sunday

      R Released Mar 5, 1999 1h 37m Comedy Drama List
      36% Tomatometer 11 Reviews 73% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Reedus plays Harry, an 18-year-old Ohio boy with a very close relationship to his mother (Deborah Harry). When he gets in with the local mob, though, his mother will stop at nothing to keep him close to her. This dark, violent comedy is based on Charles Perry's 1962 novel "Portrait of a Young Man Drowning." Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly Rated: F Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle Rated: 2/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Entertainment Weekly Rated: F Mar 5, 1999 Full Review Cole Smithey ColeSmithey.com Lots of fun surprises in Adam Bernstein's debut feature. Rated: 4/5 Dec 12, 2006 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Oct 11, 2005 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews What can I really say about a movie that culminates with the main character having sex with his mother? Rated: 1.5/4 Feb 25, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member I went with 2 stars with this movie, I have seen this movie a few times. I might watch this movie again it has been a while since I last watched it, I should watch it again. Let's see what can I say about this movie some small talk and at times boring. I love Debbie Harry and her music etc... Her acting and the roles she chooses or gets set up with are really far out characters. You will never see her playing a house wife lol. Norman Reedus plays a mama's boy played by Debbie Harry. The two share a weird bond, drugs, gangs, weird far out characters, not everyone's cup of tea. You have to see it for yourself that's about it. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Weirdly interesting. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member good mix of comedy & action Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member At first, having Madden around kind of confused me. (May I say I might reveal spoilers, but anyway-) After a while I figured this film was about a dysfunctional young adult who, now telling from the mother while thoughout the whole thing seeming odd, had done something terribly wrong with him. I'm unsure because I never read the book, but for not reading the book I really liked the film all in all. I don't see many flaws with it at all that can actually come to mind, but I was satisfied with it. The ending was a bit accomplished but I'd like to know what the dead weight would actually do good and how Iris felt about Harry having it with him. (if you watched it, you'd get what I'm saying) Though she seemed to realize he had some sort of.. oddity about him already. Pretty much saying this guy is traumatized obviously by something, and it's kind of haunting him through the whole thing in a manic episode. Still really good. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member This film never seemed to find an audience, but it is a successful blend of genres with solid off-beat performances. Obviously, not for all tastes, but Adam Bernstein crafted a unique and bold film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member The reason I didn't give the movie a solid five stars is because I've read the novel, and one area where it differs is Arnie. Adrien Brody's wannabe thug portrayal of a guy who's supposed to be Harry's in with the mob is almost cartoon-ish and it reflects somewhat badly on the mobsters in this movie. Also, the effects when Harry goes into his rages aren't the best. Perhaps if they could have conveyed more where Harry was coming from beforehand, all that would be needed is maybe a dropout of sound, a distant look in his eye, then he'd let loose and it would be way more impactful and less of a mess. With all that said, however, they do well to incorporate a lot of the source material even though they shrink the timeline. Almost all the key moments from the novel are given their due, and Norman Reedus as Harry and Debbie Harry as his mother are PERFECT. Norman plays all the aspects of Harry - the innocent, the violent, the sexually confused, etc.. - with true and serious commitment. He doesn't cringe away from some of the film's themes, and neither does Debbie Harry, even more-so. She plays the detached, pouting, smothering mother just as she is. She's a flawed, broken, morally gone woman who's harboring a romantic love for her son now that he's grown, and she doesn't try and play her as someone to be understood, which allows the character to just be fascinating. When you see her and her son both go mad, it's deeply troubling, but it manages to keep perspective, and more importantly, Charles Perry's novel's perspective. If you haven't seen the movie, it's a fascinating one if you're not squeamish to the subject matter. I highly recommend it, and if you enjoy the movie, reading the novel is a MUST. It's brilliant. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Reedus plays Harry, an 18-year-old Ohio boy with a very close relationship to his mother (Deborah Harry). When he gets in with the local mob, though, his mother will stop at nothing to keep him close to her. This dark, violent comedy is based on Charles Perry's 1962 novel "Portrait of a Young Man Drowning."
      Director
      Adam Bernstein
      Producer
      Adam Bernstein, David Collins, Michael Naughton
      Screenwriter
      Adam Bernstein, Marc Gerald, Charles Perry
      Distributor
      Stratosphere Entertainment
      Production Co
      Scout Productions, Prosperity Electric
      Rating
      R (Strong Language|Brief Drug Use|Sexuality|Graphic Bloody Violence)
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 5, 1999, Wide
      Release Date (DVD)
      Feb 25, 2003
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $51.6K
      Runtime
      1h 37m
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Dolby Stereo
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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