The Last Godfather (2011)

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"The Last Godfather" is a coproduction between South Korea and the USA. Famous comedian and film director Hyung Rae Shim returns with his latest Hollywood film, this time a comedy. In the 1950s in New York, Mafia boss Don Carini (Harvey Keitel) suddenly brings his lovechild Young-gu (Shim) from Korea, who seems mentally impaired, to train him as his successor. He keeps disappointing everyone by behaving strangely, but finally manages to win the hearts of the gang. However, the mafia's rival refuses to let him take over.--(c) Roadside Attractions
Rating:
PG-13 (for brief sexual humor)
Genre:
Comedy , Drama
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Cast

Harvey Keitel
as Don Carini
Hyung-rae Shim
as Young-gu
Jason Mewes
as Vinnie
Jocelin Donahue
as Nancy Bonafante
Blake Clark
as Captain O'Brian
Jon Polito
as Don Bonafante
Calvin Dean
as Carini Wiseguy
Paul Hipp
as Rocco
Jack Kehler
as Cabbie
Logan Shea
as Little Willie
Debra Mooney
as Sister Theresa
Michele Specht
as Burlesque Hostess
Michelle "Jersey" Maniscalco
as Burlesque Dancer
Stephanie Danielson
as Carini Girl
Robert Amico
as Bonfante Wise Guy
Frank Scorazzi
as Street Vendor
Frank Scozzari
as Street Vendor
Roger Stoneburner
as Carini Wiseguy
Mark Alexander Herz
as Carini Wiseguy
Matt Cates
as Customer
Matthew J. Cates
as Customer
Keegan Boos
as Bowery Boy
Jeff Bornstein
as Wise Guy
Edith Fields
as Shopkeeper
Lala Khanian
as Friendly Customer
Rob Tepper
as Wise Guy
Richard Bernard
as Mafia Man in Doorway
Rahman Dalrymple
as Carini Wiseguy/Bodyguard
Tom Brangle
as Officer Pickett
Neva Cole
as Bartender in Jazz Club
Arne Starr
as Bonfante Wiseguy
Julia Farsadi
as Lingerie Shoppe
Joshua Rosenthal
as Fabrizio
Matt Mann
as Diner Customer
Jannette Bloom
as Dress Shop Owner
Tristen Bankston
as Big Willie
Gus Lynch
as Don Bonfante's Yes Man
Olivia Presley
as Diner Patron
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Critic Reviews for The Last Godfather

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

"The Last Godfather" is more harmlessly amiable than outright awful, though it might still be best to just forget about it.

Full Review… | April 6, 2011
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

although not offensively bad, there is little to recommend this knockabout comedy.

Full Review… | September 1, 2011
The National (UAE)

Audience Reviews for The Last Godfather

Finally saw this movie. Well worth the wait. I loved this flick. It's a shame I didn't get to see this on the big screen. Lot of laughs and even a few surprises. Jason Mewes proves that he can actually be more than just Silent Bob's loudmouth sidekick. He actually plays a good villain. Definitely an Oscar contender for Best Picture. A++

Kevin Daigle
Kevin Daigle

A great cast plus a horrible script unfortunately equals a bad film. Obviously a spoof on Wiseguy movies this Shim driven vehicle fails to deliver. Shim is a funny physical comic reminiscent of the Three Stooges but this was not the film to do that routine. Keitel was not believable as Shim's father not because he is Caucasian but due to the fact he is not much older than Shim. A bad wig and gangster suit couldn't keep Jason Mewes inner Jay from constantly appearing minus Silent Bob as the rival family lieutenant. Skip this one.

Curtis Reynolds
Curtis Reynolds

"A mafia boss trains his mentally impaired son as his successor." I must confess that I have read few film synopses (Look it up and be proud, Grammar Police!) guilty of such derision. I must than admit that even fewER films one-up themselves in the Shame Quotient as the South Korean/American co-production, The Last Godfather, has done just that to itself by naming the "impaired son"--> YOUNG-GOO. This must be the South Korean progression of our dreadfully-Americanized "Fockers" (Meet the Parents etc.) which -- itself -- couldn't help but play/flail around with "the godFocker" term a few times on its very own (in its third "film" in the franchise). Being that both films star Harvey Keitel (Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Cop Land, Thelma & Louise) -- !!! TRIPLE EXCLAMATION POINTS IN-ALL-CAPS !!! -- say so much about what we have found oursleves watching. The once highly-respected and lauded Keitel was an elusive "get" (otherwise explain The Piano [shall I dare this upon anyone ... anyone?], Bad Lieutenant, Get Shorty or Bugsy) who's appreciation for craft and the art of movie-making has been hijacked by a lesser-actor going through the motions for a paycheck. I wouldn't bemoan the "loss" of a single actor to this greedy-phenomenon if it didn't actually lessen the entire medium and produce shoddy product. Keitel is just one of the latest in the stream of Hollywood-ized (as I'm sure it is global) sell-outs and the only reason he is getting my time-of-day (at present) is because there is nothing else of interest to mention in this bizarrely juvenile and despicable The Tardfather. Yes -- cringe -- we could cry foul ... but isn't that the word they were REALLY aiming for all along?.

Thomas Williams
Thomas Williams

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