Where God Left His Shoes Italian neorealism meets A Christmas Carol in NYC in Where God Left His Shoes . Jobless and living with his family in a homeless shelter,… Where God Left His Shoes Italian neorealism meets A Christmas Carol in NYC in Where God Left His Shoes . Jobless and living with his family in a homeless shelter,… 2008-12-12 PG PT90M Drama John Leguizamo Manny Perez Leonor Varela IFC Films
Movie Review

Where God Left His Shoes (2008)

MPAA Rating: PG
Where God Left His Shoes | Unhappy holidays: John Leguizamo in Where God Left His Shoes
Unhappy holidays: John Leguizamo in Where God Left His Shoes
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Limited Release: Dec 12, 2008; Rated: PG; Length: 90 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: John Leguizamo; Distributor: IFC Films

Italian neorealism meets A Christmas Carol in NYC in Where God Left His Shoes. Jobless and living with his family in a homeless shelter, a onetime boxer (John Leguizamo) takes his 10-year-old stepson (David Castro) with him as he hustles for work on Christmas Eve. Writer-director Salvatore Stabile has a good eye for the details of hard-luck ordinariness, and he sketches believable family bonds with a minimum of flourish. Best is Castro, a forthright young actor with liquid eyes. B+

Originally posted Dec 10, 2008 Published in issue #1026 Dec 19, 2008 Order article reprints
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