As Vince Rizzo, a downtrodden prison guard who is a lifelong resident of City Island, N.Y. (a fishing village on the outskirts of the Bronx),…
Movie Review

City Island

DOMESTIC BLISS? Julianna Margulies and Andy Garcia reflect on the struggles of family life in City Island
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DOMESTIC BLISS? Julianna Margulies and Andy Garcia reflect on the struggles of family life in City Island

As Vince Rizzo, a downtrodden prison guard who is a lifelong resident of City Island, N.Y. (a fishing village on the outskirts of the Bronx), Andy Garcia reminds you of what a cunning, likable actor he can be. In City Island, Vince lives in fear of his shrewish wife (Julianna Margulies) and takes acting classes on the sly — a twist that turns fun when he shows real talent. What isn't fun is the quirky parade of family contrivances (teen son with a fatty fetish! daughter who's a secret stripper! prisoner who turns out to be his illegitimate kid!) that fill out the movie. C+

Originally posted Mar 24, 2010 Published in issue #1096 Apr 02, 2010 Order article reprints
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