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Actors: Kevin Bacon, Linda Fiorentino, John Malkovich, Jamie Lee Curtis
Director: Steve Rash
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Michel D. (michelann) from WALNUT GROVE, MO
Reviewed on 8/9/2013...
One of the best of the ensemble movies, Queens Logic tells the tale of a group of friends and acquaintances who happen to run in the same social circle in a Queens neighborhood of New York City. Cast members Joe Mantegna, Kevin Bacon, John Malkovich, Linda Fiorentino, and Jamie Lee Curtis are outstanding as adults who seem to live in their youth, rebelling against maturity. Other ensemble story ideas come to mind like The Breakfast Club, The Big Chill, and Grand Canyon and I guess it has to do with which age group the viewer falls into as to which is best. I love them all when the cast is as stellar as this one is!
Gloria B. (glowbird) from SPOKANE, WA
Reviewed on 1/10/2013...
This is one of my favorite movies. I've gone through a couple of VHS and now on my second DVD. Very funny in parts, great characters, fun story all around. Really worth a watch.
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Where was I when........?
C. Todaro | Rocky Point, NY United States | 04/19/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Queens Logic is another of those movies where you ask yourself.... How did I miss this movie before? Queens Logic? Never heard of it!
The movie is special for its little moments and its great characters. The bartender we all wish we knew (Marinaro), the sleazeball with a heart of gold (Tom Waits), Joey Clams, Joe Mantegna paying his employees "in cash or check?", shotgun handy.
The performances are great, particularly Mantegna, and the film succeeds in transporting you to a section of New York only otherwise known as the home of the Mets.
The film succeeds in showing how these friends truly care for one another and has almost as many precious moments as another cult classic (although less steeped in mythology) "The Wanderers". These are the moments you want to look back on. These are the friends who will always love you. This is a movie which feels good to watch."
Jay Mann | 07/12/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you know a group of 30 (and even 40) somethings who just can't seem to let go of their adolescence, this film will resonate with you. The buddy relationships depicted amongst the pack of guys are right on target, and the awkwardness between the guys' reliance on the pack and their building adult romantic relationship (heterosexual or gay)beyond the pack is well detailed. Linda Fiorentino and Chloe Webb are a credible and recognizeable pair of friends who suport each other, sometimes in anger, somtimes in bemusement, while the somewhat arrested guys in their lives stumble into growing up. Others may disagree, but I am willing to bet that many single urbanites will shout "bingo" when they overhear some of the film's conversations between guy and girl, guy and guy, and girl and girl. Add some quirky, fun NYC caricatures, an evening of last hurrah stunts, and first rate performances from everyone (particularly Mantegna, Jamie Lee Curtis, Fiorentino, and Malkevich)and you have a solid, enjoyable ensemble piece."
High potential to achieve college cult status
Jay Mann | USA | 01/27/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Sure, "Queens Logic" might at first come across asnothing more than "The Big Chill" Italian-American-style,with a marriage instead of a funeral drawing folks back together. But if ever a movie begs a second (and third) watching it's this one. Not only is it sharply directed by Steve Rash but the acting is quite nearly pristine throughout, an astounding accomplishment considering the number of prime characters, bit-parts and cameo appearances which permeate the storyline from beginning to end. But it's the screenwriting angle that elevates this movie to the category of significant cinematography. The street-level dialogue is classically accurate -- and perfectly delivered.While it shines as an uncensored piece of Big Apple Americana, it also has that feel of college cult favorite, as much for its quirkiness as the now high-profile faces which appear throughout, like an always-way-cool Tom Waits, a left-field-guruish Jamie Lee Curtis, a can't-score-for-nothin' Kevin Bacon and a trascendentally-gay John Malkovich. Worth buying instead of simply renting."