Down the Shore Reviews
the actors are so believable and the plot thickens as it moves along with effortless intrigue. i must see again, oh what the hell i want it for my collection
The movie starts in France with an American girl and a French guy then the movie skips ahead three months as the French man travels to America to visit his girls brother to deliver some devastating news.
Then the French guy gets tangled in with his girls families drama's.
The story is basic but a good movie I had my reservations about it but its all about righting wrongs and in the end love.
Go Down the Shore once in awhile and enjoy the view.
Not suitable for the kiddies as it has some adult themes that are not suitable for the kiddies and it can be boring for them.
(2013) Down The Shore
James Gandolfini is a great actor and this movie shows it. However, the end of movie doesn't know how to maintain the story's rhythm. He plays Baily Julia who while working as a maintenance on a nearly run down amusement park gets a visit from a French guy named Jacques (Edoardo Costa) from Paris claiming to be his sister's husband. The reason for Jacques visit was to notify him that his sister had just recently died from cancer, and that he was instructed to give Baily her ashes as well as a letter. Jacques who also accepts the name Jack other reason to visit Baily was to work alongside with Baily which he doesn't really want to do. And as the movie is progressing, we get to hear more surprising revelations about Baily as well as the owner of the amusement park, by the name of Wiley (Joseph Pope) and the woman who is kind of caught in the middle by the name of Mary (Famke Janssen) trying to raise their mentally challenged 17 year old son, Martin (John Magaro).
Some of the existing problems is that viewers may be baffled about Jacques motivations for hanging around with a brother-in-law who initially despises him. Baily does bother him about a load of money that his sister was supposed to have we're somehow kept in the dark about how Jacques even acquired the money in the first place. And what was Jacques motivations for hanging onto this money for such a long time for the movie kind of make Jaques into an artificial character who has a knack to get people to expose their private secrets. And it is for that reason and more which is why I can't recommend it despite it's good intentions.
2 out of 4 stars
Between vacated wooden properties and empty ageing seaside fairground the characters reflect a distinct lack of hope.
This sad and unusual story evolves as the characters past meets their present and their past relationships unfurl.
The French stranger clearly is concealing his intentions and the viewer is never sure whether they are driven by his dead wife's wishful intention.
It's a simple story if not apparent in the early stages but the film ticks along and the down at heels resorts' winter struggles give the film a gritty realism.