Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Richard Tyson, Diane Ladd, BJ Thomas, Tony Longo, Danny Trejo
Director: Jeff Santo
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family
Hope is right around the corner. Ex-football star, Johnny Dunn, (Richard Tyson) walked away from the game early in his career to live a relatively secluded life far from the spotlight in a small, desert town he owns called... more »
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Highly recommended for personal movie collections and as an
Midwest Book Review | Oregon, WI USA | 01/16/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Inspired by a true story, Jake's Corner is a movie set in a small rest stop for travelers crossing the harsh Arizona desert. Ex-football star Johnny Dunn left the game early in his career to live a quiet life, but his world is turned upside down when he is suddenly responsible for his young nephew Spence. The boy's innocence transforms this small town of adults, who get to teach him more about the world even as they learn from him. A heartwarming narrative, enhanced with a "behind the scenes" bonus feature, Jake's Corner is highly recommended for personal movie collections and as an enjoyable gift. 97 min., rated PG."
Jake's Corner Review
Teddy | Austin, TX | 02/18/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Richard Tyson (Black Hawk Down, Something About Mary, Kindergarten Cop) as Johnny Dunn gives the performance of his career as an NFL star who owns an isolated town in the high desert of Arizona. Dunn's life is forever changed when his young nephew comes to live with him. This is a heartrending and finely nuanced film. The cast includes a fantastic Danny Trejo (Heat, Grindhouse) who goes far away from his usual tough guy role and plays a simple and sympathetic man. It's also a pleasure to see 3-Time Academy Award Nominee Diane Ladd (Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Wild at Heart) return to the big screen. There are great moments of comedy mainly from David Della Rocco (Boondock Saints) who plays the town grill master. 5-Time Grammy Winner BJ Thomas (Hooked on a Feelin, Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song) is superb as the town doctor and saloon singer. Thomas sings a few new tracks in this film and his voice is as pure as it was when he sang the Academy Award winning song "Raindrops Keep Fallin on my Head" from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
This is a film that you should watch with your family. It runs the gamut of emotions. Jake's Corner is optimistic and implores all of us as humans to "keep on keeping on"... I recommend people "keep on seeing" this film.
Jake's Corner - a Refreshing Stop
R. Seay | Colorado | 02/17/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Jake's Corner is a very enjoyable movie, especially when I realized that I had been to the REAL Jake's Corner which is an old Stage Coach Stop just northeast of Phoenix. It is still in operation and is just like it is depicted in the movie, comfortable and homey with good food. Richard Tyson and Diane Ladd were very good but it is a young actor from Phoenix that steals the show. It is good family entertainment with family values at heart thanks to Jeff Santo. As always, B. J. Thomas does a great job with the music soundtrack. I highly recommend it!"