Local Color (2006)
Average Rating: 4.1/10
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Average Rating: 4.4/10
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The challenges of growing up are fused with the discipline of art in this coming-of-age drama from writer and director George Gallo. John (Trevor Morgan) is a shy, introverted teenager from Port Chester, NY, who is fascinated with art and would like to become a painter someday -- an ambition that does not please his father (Ray Liotta), who would prefer his son spend his time playing ball and chasing girls. John is a great admirer of Nicholi Seroff, a little-known but well-respected Russian
Apr 29, 2006 Wide
Sep 8, 2009
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Kriter-director George Gallo has given the stocky, ever-commanding Mueller-Stahl a heroic, bravura role and has been rewarded by the actor with a towering, complex portrayal that is surely among his finest.
Obviously a passio project for Gallo but he is never really able to translate that importance to the audience. We never really care or connect with these characters.
The sweeping landscapes look flawless, but missing from Local Color's canvas is any nuance in its human elements.
Beneath its layers of sentimentality Local Color means what it is says.
For a purportedly autobiographical work, the events of this labor of love from director George Gallo, fit seamlessly into the fabric of the standard coming-of-age movie.
Lacks the quality storytelling and visual beauty needed for all-important critical acclaim and positive word of mouth.
Exploring the nurturing and development of artists, this film is more about the performances of Mueller-Stahl and Morgan than anything.
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