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Two Bits (1995)

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Critic Reviews: 4
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This nostalgic drama is based upon the childhood memories of screenwriter Joseph Stefano. Set in South Philadelphia in 1933 it centers on both a wise grandfather, and his single-minded grandson. The film opens in a garden on a beautiful day. In the garden is the Italian grandpa telling anyone who will listen that this is his final day of life. No one really believes that, especially not 12-year-old Gennaro who is more interested in finding a quarter so he can go to the grand opening of the brand

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Musical & Performing Arts, Drama

Oct 8, 2002

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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (6) | DVD (2)

If King of the Hill couldn't draw patrons despite appearing on tons of 10-best lists, what's a comparably themed small-change remembrance gonna do?

January 1, 2000
USA Today
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Al Pacino gives a touching performance as a dying old man in this sensitive little film.

September 28, 2005
Fantastica Daily

Bittersweet coming-of-age tale about sexuality, love, loss, and forgiveness.

August 21, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

It obviously has its moments, but most of the way this is pretty tepid stuff. We've seen it all before.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Audience Reviews for Two Bits

Although this movie gets off to a weak start and is fairly uneven throughout, it has enough heart and a strong enough plot that it won me over. Although subtly so, this is a relatively dark film that approaches the coming-of-age formula in a unique way. The acting is far from brilliant overall, but Pacino's supporting performance is the exception. His character portrait is so moving and vivid, I believe he deserved an Oscar nomination.
January 24, 2009
michaelcorleone

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Slowly knocking off the last few Pacino movies I've not seen. This was a good movie, unlike most movies you think of with an actor like Pacino; doesn't mean he can't perform them though. In short the movie is about a boy and his dream, with his dying grandfather (Pacino) guiding him and telling him to always want and never give up. Pacino's character is pretty much the opposite of most of his, none of his patented deep pissed voice, not even a whole lot of camera time, he is more the supporting actor. But a small moving story that I enjoyed.
July 2, 2007
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    1. Narrator: The most important thing about life is that is just goes on.
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    1. Luisa: What kind of world is it when someone you love can sit in the sun all day and not get some color in his cheeks?
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