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Everyday People (2004)




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Independent filmmaker Jim McKay (Girls Town) writes and directs the ensemble film Everyday People, produced in part by HBO Films. The story revolves around a neighborhood eatery in Brooklyn called Raskins, a Jewish-owned-and-operated restaurant with an almost exclusively black clientele. After years of faithful service, owner Ira (Jordan Gelber) contemplates selling out to a corporation as part of the city's urban renewal. Everyday People premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004 as part of the American Spectrum competition.more
Rating: Unrated (adult situations)
Genre: Drama
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On DVD: Jan 11, 2005
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Ron Butler
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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

My only complaint is that it feels more like a series pilot than a stand-alone film, but thumbs up.

Full Review… | June 21, 2004
Ebert & Roeper
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It has an undeniable authenticity in its characterizations and situations and an empathy that is all too rare even in independent cinema.

April 13, 2004
Hollywood Reporter
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The ensemble cast, asked to improvise its roles, interacts with conviction and chemistry.

April 8, 2004
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Jim McKay's ensemble drama, the opening feature in the annual New Directors/New Films series, has a roaming, lived-in quality.

Full Review… | March 24, 2004
New York Times
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I feel like a real heel for not being able to endorse this film enthusiastically and wholeheartedly, but there we have it.

Full Review… | February 2, 2005
Flick Filosopher

Although ambitious...Everyday People is a disappointing step backwards for the filmmaker.

Full Review… | July 11, 2004
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