Astoria (2002)




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Nick Efteriades directs this coming-of-age movie about a youngish Greek-American guy looking for some point in his useless existence. Nick (Rick Stear) is pushing 30 and feels as if his soul is slowly going to wither and die as he slings burgers day in and day out at his dad's diner. In a desperate attempt to forestall his impending spiritual and emotional demise, he longs with aching intensity to join an archeological search for Alexander the Great's tomb.
R (for language)
Comedy , Drama
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Rick Stear
as Alex
Paige Turco
as Elena
Yanni Sfinias
as Mitsos
Gregory Sims
as George
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Critic Reviews for Astoria

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

Efteriades gives the neighborhood -- scenery, vibe and all -- the cinematic equivalent of a big, tender hug.

April 5, 2002
Top Critic

Rates an 'E' for effort -- and a 'B' for boring.

April 5, 2002
New York Post
Top Critic

may not have generated many sparks, but with his affection for Astoria and its people he has given his tale a warm glow.

Full Review… | April 4, 2002
New York Times
Top Critic

It's about following your dreams, no matter what your parents think. Socrates motions for hemlock.

Full Review… | April 2, 2002
Village Voice
Top Critic

A very familiar tale, one that's been told by countless filmmakers about Italian-, Chinese-, Irish-, Latin-, Indian-, Russian- and other hyphenate American young men struggling to balance conflicting cultural messages.

Full Review… | April 5, 2002

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