Turning Green (2005)
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as Bill the Breaker
as Bill the Bookie
as James Powers
as Aunt Mary
as Aunt Maggie
as Aunt Nora
as Father O'Hara
as Postal Worker
as Bar Patron
as Garda One
as Garda Two
as Indian Newsagent
as Irish Newsagent
as Aunt Maggie
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Critic Reviews for Turning Green
A whimsical dirty joke of a movie set in a picturesque Irish village.
Both Project Greenlight runners-up, directors Michael Aimette and John G. Hofmann get the teen angst and Gaelic aesthetic right; too bad their third-act thuggery isn't just routine, but ridiculous.
Turning Green is, if nothing else, the world's loneliest teen sex comedy.
Nivola makes an astounding left turn from his nice husband role in Junebug and Hutton loses himself in the sort of part fit for a Walter Hill film.
An amusing Irish coming-of-age comedy set in 1979.
Audience Reviews for Turning Green
Cast: Timothy Hutton, Alessandro Nivola, Colm Meaney, Donal Gallery
Director: Michael Aimette, John G. Hofmann
Summary: Sent to live with his aunts in Ireland, sex-obsessed teen James (Donal Gallery) goes to work for a bookie (Alessandro Nivola), trying to raise enough cash to return to the States. But when he discovers nude magazines on a trip to London, James dreams up a better business plan. Back in Ireland, the porn-peddling entrepreneur finds his adult contraband in high demand. Colm Meaney and Timothy Hutton co-star in this film set in 1979.
My Thoughts: "It was a good little indie drama. It's a bit gritty in some spots and most definitely would fit in the dark comedy category. The relationship James has with his Aunt's is pretty comical and a little embarrassing. I liked his back handed comments. The relationship between James and his brother Pete is quite special. You see how much James loves his brother and how tight their bond is. James desperately wants to escape Ireland with his brother to America. But throughout the film it's unsure if Pete wants the same. By the end of the film it gets a bit intense. *SPOILER* I felt awful that James and Pete are separated in the end considering that James wouldn't be going back to Ireland because of outcome at the shore.*END OF SPOILER* All in all not a bad little indie flick. Worth taking a look at."
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