King of the Corner (2005)
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as Leo Spivak
as Rachel Spivak
as Rabbi Evelyn Fink
as Stan Marshack
as Arthur Wexler
as Nurse Kathleen Delehant
as Sol Spivak
as Ed Shifman
as Pete Hargrove
as Elena Spivak
as Anthony Berenson
Critic Reviews for King of the Corner
As a portrait of an average guy who makes average mistakes, it conveys wit and wisdom without leaning too heavily on schmaltz.
Although it's not a flashy debut, Riegert demonstrates an unfailing generosity toward his fellow actors that takes him far.
It's a warm, unexpectedly moving portrait of a man on the verge of what could either be a dreadful or delightful second chapter.
This is perilously close to a vanity film, but since the star has always seemed like one of the least vain guys in the business, maybe he deserves to go on a bender.
Although Riegert, who has here assembled a first-rate cast, clearly has a good touch with actors, his handling of the awkward material reveals his directorial inexperience.
Mr. Riegert has assembled a capable cast with too little to do or say in this dry, crumbly, barely nourishing tale of intergenerational woe.
Audience Reviews for King of the Corner
(***): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] A very strong cast and an interesting screenplay kept me going with it.
Moments of this film reminded me of Alexander Payne's great library of male dysfunction -- "Election," "About Schmidt," "Sideways" -- not because King of the Corner actually reaches Payne's plane, but because I wish it had tried.
[font=Arial][SIZE=2][COLOR=Red] [font=Arial Black][font=Arial Black]An utter waste of time. Didn't elicit a single laugh from someone who laughs easily. Whatever redeeming merit critics saw in this fiasco raises questions about their sanity. And I am being kind....[/font]:rotten::rotten::rotten::rotten::rotten: [/font]
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