Brooklyn Lobster

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Frank and maureen giorgio's once orderly lives have been thrown into chaos since the bank that loaned frank money for a restaurant addition to his lobster business has folded. With the threat of a public auction looming, the very proud and stubborn frank, his family and friends attempt to save the shop.


Studio Rhino
SKU 203326409
UPC 829567040720
UPC 14 00829567040720
Format DVD
Release Date 12/19/2006
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Name Aiello,Danny
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Cast & Crew
Craig Maher - Original Music By
Daniel Sauli - Actor
Danny Aiello - Actor
David Tumblety - Cinematographer
Elke Bargas - Art Director
Jane Curtin - Actor
Jon Messner, et. al. - Executive Producer
Kevin Jordan - Director
Kevin Jordan - Writer
Mako Kamitsuna - Editor
Marisa Ryan - Actor
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Danny Aiello is an actor to depend on when you want a tough guy with a tender side, a sweet guy who can turn hard, and "Brooklyn Lobster" is a movie founded on his ability to show those two sides without seeming to shift gears...The movie, written and directed by Kevin Jordan, has a spontaneous, confident realism about it, and no wonder: It was inspired by his family's business, Jordan's Lobster Dock, in Brooklyn...People do goofy things in real life, including building a tent over their desk in the office, or, in this film, taking out that ad in the pets section. Watch Danny Aiello try to remain self-righteous as he defends the placement of that ad. "Brooklyn Lobster" is a sweet and touching film, worth a visit.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource DVD Talk
Review It'd be easy to dismiss Kevin Jordan's Brooklyn Lobster as conventional, obvious and entirely predictable -- except for the fact that the charming little movie is also pretty warm, heartfelt and packed with strong performances. The story itself might be nothing new, but it's one that's delivered with an appreciable sense of sincerity and's a fairly familiar little story. But who says there's anything wrong with a story you've already heard before? Plus the quietly amusing little indie features some great work from character actor Danny Aiello and veteran comedienne Jane Curtin. The entire cast is surpisingly strong, but it's just cool to see two old pros getting a chance to work together in a simple "people story" like this one.
Reviewer Scott Weinberg
ReviewRating 8
DVD, Widescreen
Product Attributes
Actor Aiello,Danny
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Jami Bernard, New York Daily News The triumph here is the natural, fluid way the characters interact...
Joe Leydon, Variety ...genuinely engaging drama...
Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune The kind of smart, realistic indie family drama the movies should give us more often...
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