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Brooklyn Lobster
Brooklyn Lobster
Actors: Danny Aiello, Jane Curtin, Daniel Sauli, Marisa Ryan, Heather Burns
Director: Kevin Jordan
Genres: Comedy, Drama
R     2006     1hr 34min

Frank and maureen giorgios once orderly lives have been thrown into chaos since the bank that loaned frank money for a restaurant addition to his lobster business has folded. With the threat of a public auction looming the...  more »

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Actors: Danny Aiello, Jane Curtin, Daniel Sauli, Marisa Ryan, Heather Burns
Director: Kevin Jordan
Creators: Kevin Jordan, Aimee Golden, Barry Ohannessian, Chris Valentino, Darren Jordan, Jon Messner
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Family Life
Studio: Arts Alliance Amer
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 12/19/2006
Original Release Date: 11/04/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 11/04/2005
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 34min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 5
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Reviewed on 9/28/2008...
This is a good movie. I enjoy the lead actors, it was good to see them.

Movie Reviews

Great, Heart Touching Movie!
Brandon Hoffman | Suffern, NY | 01/22/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Brooklyn is my childhood home and "Jordons Lobster" (The Real Name For The Lobster Store In The Movie) was a place I frequented with my family. For this reason the movie peaked my interest enough to watch it. "Brooklyn Lobster" is the story of a family business on the brink of bankruptcy. The story revolves around the families struggle to save the family business. The movie is truly a great story with excellent acting and a heart touching ending. Give this movie a try for something a little different. I am giving this 5 stars because I thoroughly enjoyed it."
A thoughtful film on a forgotten aspect of Americana.
Gerard D. Launay | Berkeley, California | 01/05/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"During most of the twentieth century, you could go down to Sheepshead Bay (on the waterfront) in Brooklyn and get a terrific lobster or fish dinner
for a song. These lobster shacks are disappearing with the onslaught of Trader Joes, Long John Silvers, and other franchises which replace fresh food with fast food. Danny Aiello plays a hard nosed, hard working businessman whose family has been in the lobster business in Brooklyn for 60 years. He's fighting for his livelihood - looking for a way to escape Big Money. Due to the fact that the local Bank which financed the Lobster House has "itself" defaulted with the FDIC, his small-business loan has been called and his business, his family, his workers, and his identity are all up for sale.

Throughout the movie we cheer for this American because he represents the human qualities of courage, endurance, and self-reliance that make America great...but this fellow and his business are on the auction block. We will wait and see if it can be saved. (As a metaphor, a broken water line that supplies sea water to his crustaceans is fixed at the last minute.) For a glimpse of American life that we don't want to forget, I recommend this is definitely worth a trip to the video store."
As Genuine and Real as it Gets
Michael Creekwood | Philadelphia, PA | 12/14/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A hard-nosed father, played by Danny Aiello, tries to revive his business - and ultimately his family - from an uncertain future as a result of a failed bank loan. Brooklyn Lobster is a fantastic character study of the differences and hardships faced by members of family pushed into financial turmoil. The movie brings to life the conflicting values and personality traits that are ever-present in families today. Jordan manages to dive deep into each character and give us a better understanding of their relationships with each other, and in the end the overall identity of the family itself. Still, more importantly it represents the hardworking middle-class business owner's identity in a changing society - one that is dominated by the franchise corporations and the "biggest buck" mentality."