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Angel Rodriguez Angel Rodriguez (newcomer Jonan Everett) is a Troubled Youth; Rachel Griffiths (Brothers & Sisters) is the Noble Social...Angel RodriguezDramaUnrated Angel Rodriguez (newcomer Jonan Everett) is a Troubled Youth; Rachel Griffiths (Brothers & Sisters) is the Noble Social...2006-11-24
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Angel Rodriguez

Genre: Drama; Starring: Rachel Griffiths; Director: Jim McKay; MPAA Rating: Unrated

Angel Rodriguez (newcomer Jonan Everett) is a Troubled Youth; Rachel Griffiths (Brothers & Sisters) is the Noble Social Worker who tries to steer him away from a life of crime. These archetypal clichés melt in the presence of the two fine actors, under Jim McKay’s assiduously unsentimental direction. When Griffiths’ Nicole invites Angel to temporarily move in with her and her husband (a nicely wary Denis O’Hare), this HBO movie becomes a tense kitchen-sink drama.

EXTRAS
A making-of; quietly sharp commentary by McKay (who also co-wrote).

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